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Losing eyesight potential for greatest impact on day-to-day life poll finds
Poll finds losing eyesight as potentially having greatest impact on day-to-day life–more than other conditions including loss of limb, memory, hearing, and speech (57% of African Americans polled, 49% of non-Hispanic… [ Get More Details ]
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 ]
Around 648,000 Americans age 80 and older are blind– 7% of the 80 and older population.
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Around 1 in 5 individuals with diabetes in the NEI-sponsored Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) was newly diagnosed during the study. Of those who were newly diagnosed, 23% were… [ Get More Details ]