We created this infographic to share some statistics and facts about visual impairment worldwide. Follow OrCam for more information about OrCam MyEye and the Blind and Visually Impaired communities. Summary – Over 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. – 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries. – 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. – The leading causes of visual impairment include uncorrected refractive errors, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, trachoma, and eye conditions in children (e.g. caused by vitamin A deficiency).
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