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  • elk_1l elk_1l Dec 11, 2012 5:02 PM Flag

    OT: Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.

    WebMD Medical News

    The findings also appear in the Dec. 12 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association.

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    Good article but won't post. Google it.

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    • Thanks Elk!

    • Elk, good find, thanks.

    • Beginning of the article:

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      The diabetes and obesity epidemics may be fueling a dramatic rise in the number of people with vision problems, a new study suggests.

      Rates of vision problems that can’t be treated with glasses or contact lenses, known as nonrefractive vision problems, increased by 21% between two survey periods: 1999 to 2002 and 2005 to 2008. The findings suggest that as many as 700,000 more people developed these types of vision problems in a short amount of time.

      Nonrefractive vision problems include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetes-related eye disease. They are caused by underlying diseases. Many of these diseases are age-related and would not be expected to increase among young people. Diabetes, however, is occurring in younger and younger people.

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