Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 16th, 2005
Ten years ago, infectious diseases such as trachoma and onchocerciasis were among the leading causes of blindness. Today, these factors are far less important compared to chronic diseases such as diabetes, the new figures show.
Globally, based on the 2002 world population, more than 161 million people were visually impaired, of whom 124 million had low vision and 37 million were blind, including 1.4...
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