Top Causes of Blindness

THE TOP CAUSES OF BLINDNESS are cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration

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89% of Visually Impaired People Live in Low and Middle-Income Countries

89% of visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries

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253 Million People in the World Suffer with Visual Impairment

According to the Vision Loss Expert Group there are 253 Million people in the world living with Visual Impairment

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Visual Impairment is Avoidable

Greater than 75% of visual impairment is AVOIDABLE

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45% of Visually Impaired Live In India and China

45% of visually impaired people live in China and India

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The Majority of Moderately or Severely Visually Impaired are Women

55% of moderately or severely visually impaired people are women

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The Leading Cause of Blindness on World Sight Day

CATARACT is the leading cause of blindness in most regions of the world

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World Sight Day 2018

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year it is held on the 11th October.

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