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STATS

Florida
? 3.42% have vision impairment or blindness

National
? 17% have cataracts**Adults age 40 and over
? 7.6% have age-related macular degeneration*
? 1.9% have glaucoma*

Source: National Eye Institute

In the U.S.
? 14 million people have severe visual conditions not correctable by glasses.
? 11 million people experience corneal disorders such as herpes and dry eye.
? 10 million people suffer visual loss caused by macular degeneration.
? Age-related macular degeneration is the chief cause of blindness among Americans over 50 -- and south Florida has the largest concentration of AMD patients over age 65.
? 45.5 million people have cataracts that obstruct vision.
? 42 million people are visually impaired from glaucoma.
? 41 million people are legally blind.

On the web: www.nei.nih.gov.

Sources: National Eye Institute, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Tags: Healthcare

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