Visual impairment and blindness

  • Author: World Health Organisation
  • Date: 18 Jul 2012
  • Access: Free


About 65 per cent of all people who are visually impaired are aged 50 and older, while this age group comprises about 20 per cent of the world's population. With an increasing elderly population in many countries, more people will be at risk of age-related visual impairment.

Read more about vision impairment around the world on World Health Organisation.