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Can you tell me what the leading cause of loss of vision is?
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on group
For people over 65 age related macular degeneration leads.
For younger people diabetic retinopathy is the cause. Outside the us infectious causes like trachoma blind people at high rates.

In brief: Depends on group
For people over 65 age related macular degeneration leads.
For younger people diabetic retinopathy is the cause. Outside the us infectious causes like trachoma blind people at high rates.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Good question
It depends on the type of vision loss you mean.
The leading cause of reversible blindness worldwide is cataract, while the leading cause of permanent vision loss in the United States is glaucoma. Leading causes of blurred vision include nearightedness and farsightedness.

In brief: Good question
It depends on the type of vision loss you mean.
The leading cause of reversible blindness worldwide is cataract, while the leading cause of permanent vision loss in the United States is glaucoma. Leading causes of blurred vision include nearightedness and farsightedness.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Cataracts, worldwide
According to lighthouse for the blind, nearly 50% of vission loss worldwide is still cataracts, a treatable cause.
Next is glaucoma, which is also treatable if caught early.

In brief: Cataracts, worldwide
According to lighthouse for the blind, nearly 50% of vission loss worldwide is still cataracts, a treatable cause.
Next is glaucoma, which is also treatable if caught early.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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