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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 “loss of independence” as their number one concern.

Public Attitudes About Eye and Vision Health. JAMA Ophthal. 2016; doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2627. http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2540516

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Title
Public Attitudes About Eye and Vision Health
Publication
JAMA Ophthal
Publication Date
2016
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