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Number of Patients Aged 40 to 64 Using Medical Services, Medications and Vitamins

Prevent Blindness America. The Economic Impact of Vision Problems: The toll of major adult eye disorders, visual impairment and blindness on the U.S. economy. Chicago: IL: Prevent Blindness America; 2007. https://www.preventblindness.org/sites/default/files/national/documents/Impact_of_Vision_Problems.pdf

Reference

Title
The Economic Impact of Vision Problems: The toll of major adult eye disorders, visual impairment and blindness on the U.S. economy
Publisher
Prevent Blindness America
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Prevent Blindness America
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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