Blindness

Blindness Defined

Blindness as defined by the U.S. definition is the best-corrected visual acuity of 6/60 or worse (=20/200) in the better-seeing eye. Blindness is defined by U.S. definition 20/200 best-corrected visual acuity in the better-seeing eye and the World Health Organization standard of < 20/400.

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2010 U.S. Age-Specific Prevalence Rates for Blindness by Age and Race/Ethnicity

2010 Prevalence Rates of Blindness by Race

2010 U.S. Prevalent Cases of Blindness (in thousands) by Age, and Race/Ethnicity

2010 U.S. Prevalent Cases of Blindness (in thousands) by Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity

Projections for Blindness (2010-2030-2050)

Changes of Cases between 2000 and 2010

2000 U.S. Prevalent Cases of Blindness (in thousands) by Age, and Race/Ethnicity

2000 U.S. Prevalent Cases of Blindness (in thousands) by Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity