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The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published results of the largest population-based study of adult Latinos and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites, researchers found. These are the first estimates of visual impairment and eye disease development in Latinos.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that although 94 percent of Americans aged 12 and older have good vision, the remaining six percent, or 14 million, are visually impaired. Of these, more than 11 million have uncorrected visual..
Según un estudio de investigación, los latinos que residen en los Estados Unidos tienen tasas altas de enfermedades de los ojos y deterioro visual, y es posible que un número considerable de ellos no sepa que tiene una enfermedad de los ojos.