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Inequality in Vision Loss

Age

The risk of vision loss increases as you age.

73% of people with vision loss are over the age of 50

Cataract, presbyopia, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are all associated with ageing.

By 2050, it is anticipated that the proportion of the world’s population aged 65 years and over will double, increasing the prevalence of vision loss caused by these conditions.

However, most vision loss can be avoided with access to eye care services.

Chart description: The prevalence (crude) of all four categories of vision loss, by 10 years age groups in 2020. Adults 50 years and over, males and females. 

Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model.