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Estimates of Incidence and Prevalence of Visual Impairment, Low Vision, and Blindness in the United States

Estimates of Incidence and Prevalence of Visual Impairment, Low Vision, and Blindness in the... Key PointsQuestionWhat is the projected prevalence and incidence of low vision and blindness in the United States from 2017 to 2050? FindingsThis study of data from 6016 participants in the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that the number of new cases of low vision and blindness each year is estimated to more than double in 30 years. MeaningPrevalence and incidence rates show a substantial increase in the need for low vision rehabilitation services with the aging of the US population. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Estimates of Incidence and Prevalence of Visual Impairment, Low Vision, and Blindness in the United States

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.4655
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat is the projected prevalence and incidence of low vision and blindness in the United States from 2017 to 2050? FindingsThis study of data from 6016 participants in the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that the number of new cases of low vision and blindness each year is estimated to more than double in 30 years. MeaningPrevalence and incidence rates show a substantial increase in the need for low vision rehabilitation services with the aging of the US population.

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 2, 2018

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