World Sight Day: How many people are blind or partially sighted around the world?
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
WSD 2017 falls on October 12.
We examine the causes of visual impairment and the figures in the UK and globally.
How many people in the UK have sight loss? Over two million people in the UK live with sight loss.
That’s around one person in 30.
It is predicted that by 2020 the number of people with sight loss will rise to over 2,250,000.
Worryingly, this is a growing trend because by 2050, the numbers of people with sight loss in the UK... read more
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