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90% of those with vision loss live in low- and middle-income countries.
Inequalities within regions, countries and communities also exist but are often masked by national averages.
Rates of vision loss increase quickly every decade above 50 years. Most of the world’s population with vision loss are aged 50 years and older.
Health promotion and early detection can delay or prevent many causes of vision loss.Find out more
One reason for this is that is that women typically have a longer life expectancy than men. Beyond this, women experience a higher rate of vision loss, than men for many conditions across every stage of life.Find out more