“However apart from that, I’m in excellent well being!” I heard these phrases from my 95-year-old grandmother after I referred to as her not too long ago. She is, in actual fact, in remarkably good well being for her age, however her prognosis of macular degeneration about 20 years in the past and her acute listening to loss have dramatically modified how she now lives her life. She lived independently into her 80s, however when she started to expertise extra points along with her imaginative and prescient, our household knew we would want to make some changes and plan for her care sooner or later.

Based on Johns Hopkins Drugs, low imaginative and prescient and blindness are the main causes of incapacity in the US. Almost 500,000 individuals had been recognized with low imaginative and prescient this 12 months, and a current JAMA Ophthalmology examine stories that low imaginative and prescient and blindness are anticipated to double within the subsequent 30 years, with 2.3 million individuals anticipated to be blind and greater than 9.5 million residing with low imaginative and prescient.


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