A new study published by JAMA Ophthalmology shows that a growing number of Americans are at exceptional risk for vision loss. A team of researchers from the U.S. CDC estimates that 93 million adults across the country were at increased risk for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
"Among adults at high risk for vision loss, just over one half reported receiving eye care," the authors wrote. "Although the percentage has increased over the past 15 years, the increase has been modest, and disparities by race/ethnicity, poverty level, health insurance status, and U.S. region of residence remain."
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"93M Americans at high risk for vision loss, CDC estimates"