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being blind

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alianna arteaga

on 12 January 2015

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being blind
Being blind can happen by injury of the eye/head.
Cataracts( somthing in your eye that makes you see stuff blurry) can cause blindness
diseases that cause blindness
Macular degeneration is a disease
that only happens to elderly that causes blindness
glaucoma affect also only happens to elderly and also can make you blind because there's too much pressure in the eye
in 2010 there were 39 million people blind
90% of blind people live in poor countries

82% of people who are blind are over 50 years old.
To be blind you have to damage the
optical cartex.
Being Blind
In 2012 there were 285 million people in the
world who were visually impaired.
If your blind, other senses will start to
be better to make up for the sense that
is lost.
Globally every 5 seconds a person
goes blind.
Nine out of every ten blind persons live in developing economies.
According to the National Health Policy document of the Government of India, 1983, “One of the basic human rights is the right to see”.
India’s blind population totals a whopping 12 million.
The National Programme for Control of Blindness, launched in 1976, aims to reduce the overall blindness prevalence rate from 14 blind persons per 1000 population to 3
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the systemic damage caused by diabetes begins to affect the retina. Specifically, the blood vessels that nourish the retina can be negatively affected by diabetes, causing vision loss through bleeding and damage to the retina. More than half of the 18 million Americans who have diabetes are affected by diabetic retinopathy to some extent.
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