BLINDNESS EPIDEMIC: More than one MILLION people could lose their sight in coming decades

BLINDNESS EPIDEMIC: More than one MILLION people could lose their sight in coming decades
 

Researchers warn that unless urgent action is taken to fund medical research, the condition 'age-related macular degeneration' (AMD) could mean the numbers of those losing their sight spiral.
AMD is already the biggest cause of blindness in the UK, affecting more than 600,000 people.
But according to the new report published today, that figure is now expected to more than double by 2050 to 1.3million - equivalent to 400 new cases every day.
Cathy Yelf, chief executive of the Macular Society who conducted the research, said: "Unless strong action is taken right away we will be facing an... read more

 
24 November 2016 in Health, Views: 52
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