Experts from the Department of Health and Human Services acknowledge that the number of Americans suffering from eye diseases, including those who might fear losing their sight, can be up to 80 percent of the general population.
According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), retinal and macular degeneration are the leading causes of loss of vision in the United States. They affect over 10 million Americans with 200,000 new cases of the disease being diagnosed each year. They can lead to light sensitivity, night blindness, tunnel vision, impaired or distorted vision, retinal detachment, or, in the worst cases, total eyesight loss.
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