• Per aspera ad astra - Through hardships to the stars

    6 monthes ago - By Modern Medicine

    According to the latest data by the World Health Organization, there are approximately 36 million blind people in the world, and the numbers keep growing due to increasing population sizes in developing countries and rising life expectancies in developed nations.
    The most frequent cause of blindness in the world is cataracts , however, in Europe and other economically developed regions it is age-related macular degeneration , which affects up to 20% of the population older than 80 years. Diabetic retinopathy and primary open-angle glaucoma represent the second- and third-most common causes...
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