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The data from the NEI-sponsored Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that persons with vision worse than 20/40 OU (oculur unitas, meaning “in both eyes) were more likely to be… [ Get More Details ]
A study of glaucoma patients found that compared with control subjects, they were over 3 times more likely to have fallen in the previous year, over 6 times more likely… [ Get More Details ]
The annual burden to the U.S. economy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, refractive errors, visual impairment, and blindness in adults age 40 and older is estimated… [ Get More Details ]
Even mild visual impairment more than doubles the risk of mortality over a 5-year period.
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In 2015, an estimated 1 million Americans were legally blind.