Finland’s visually impaired population will grow, despite glaucoma prevention progress

NICE, France — In spite of the favorable progress made in the prevention of glaucoma-related blindness, Finland will face the challenge of an increased number of residents with vision impairment due to glaucoma, according to a poster presented at the 2014 European Glaucoma Society meeting.Hannu Uusitalo, MD, PhD, Asko Siitonen, MD, and Matti Ojamo, MD, analyzed the Finnish Register of Visual Impairment and extrapolated data on glaucoma-related visual impairment and the changes that occurred between 1980 and 2010.

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