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Know the Facts About Global Vision Loss
The leading cause of blindness is cataracts, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide.
90% of blindness is treatable or preventable.
1.1 billion people globally have vision loss, and 1.7 billion will be impacted by 2050.
Approximately 90% of visually impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries.
55% of visually impaired people worldwide are women.
Source: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness