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Visual Impairment and Blindness
Visual Impairment and Blindness
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Visual Impairment and Blindness

What We Know and What We Have to Know
Giuseppe Lo Giudice, Angel Catalá
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Visual Impairment and Blindness

What We Know and What We Have to Know
Giuseppe Lo Giudice, Angel Catalá
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Blindness and vision impairment affect at least 2.2 billion people worldwide with most individuals having a preventable vision impairment. The majority of people with vision impairment are older than 50 years, however, vision loss can affect people of all ages. Reduced eyesight can have major and long-lasting effects on all aspects of life, including daily personal activities, interacting with the community, school and work opportunities, and the ability to access public services. This book provides an overview of the effects of blindness and visual impairment in the context of the most common causes of blindness in older adults as well as children, including retinal disorders, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular or corneal degeneration.

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Publisher
IntechOpen
Year
2020
ISBN
9781839629532
Topic
Medicine
Subtopic
Opthalmology & Optometry

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