Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
John M. Boyer
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.
Borst, Janet C. and Bracken, Julie, "Causes and prevalence of visual impairment in the United States" (1984). College of Optometry. 682.