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The Leading Cause Of Blindness Worldwide

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Worldwide, over 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings and 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above.

So what can cause Blindness?

Multiple afflictions can affect the same eye and the leading causes of blindness include, refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Click on one of the sections below, to find out what it is like to see an image if you suffer one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.

About the Author

Mr David Allamby is the founder and medical director of Focus Clinic - the leading provider of laser eye surgery in London. Focus’ commitment is to be the #1 clinic for vision outcome results with 100% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or even better. He is one of a limited number of UK surgeons who work in laser refractive surgery full-time.


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