Date of Award

2-6-1984

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

John M. Boyer

Abstract

Current statistics of prevalence and causes of visual impairment 1n the United States are presented. A decrease in legal blindness caused by cataract, optic nerve atrophy, retrolental fibroplasia, and glaucoma is shown. The population over age 65 now comprises a larger proportion of those with severe visual impairment.

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