Prevalence and causes of vision loss in high-income countries and in Eastern and Central Europe: 1990-2010.

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CONCLUSIONS: In highly developed countries, prevalence of blindness and MSVI has been reduced by 50% and 38%, respectively, and the number of blind people and people with MSVI decreased by 17.4% and 12.6%, respectively, even with the increasing number of older people in the population. In high-income countries, macular degeneration has become the most important cause of blindness, but uncorrected refractive errors continue to be the leading cause of MSVI.
PMID: 24665132 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology)