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Rising Number of Older Americans at Risk of Vision Loss

June 28, 2021

From the Health Day website

As the population ages, millions of older Americans are at risk of losing their sight, a new study warns. 

Between 2002 and 2017, the number at high risk for vision loss rose from 65 million to 93 million, according to federal health data. 

“The number of adults at high risk for vision loss is high and may continue to increase in the coming years with the increasing population of adults over 65 years and prevalence of diabetes,” said study lead author Sharon Saydah. She’s a senior scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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