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What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

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Dr. Donald Burress
Ophthalmology

In brief: Cataract

The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract.
, nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable.

In brief: Cataract

The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract.
, nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable.
Dr. Donald Burress
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