One of the leading causes of sight loss among older people in the UK is Age-related Macular Degeneration. It is estimated that over 2 million people, who are 65 or over, are living with the early stages of the disease.
Source: RNIB Sight Loss UK 2013 Report
Useful link: rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions/amd-information
Useful link: rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/cataracts
Useful link: rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/glaucoma-information
Useful link: rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/understanding-eye-conditions-related-diabetes
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