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An individual who is visually impaired or blind accumulates nearly $1,479 in vision-related expenses each year– not including health utility or QALY losses. At this rate, after 8 years an… [ Get More Details ]
Quality of Life Impact Top Concern from Vision Loss Among Individuals Polled
“Quality of life” ranked as top concern by non-Hispanic Whites (73%), and Asians (68%)–when asked to consider various possible consequences of vision loss. African Americans (66%) and Hispanics (63%) ranked… [ 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 ]
For assistance getting around, more than 100,000 visually impaired Americans use long canes, and more than 7,000 use guide dogs.
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