Israel's Success In Fighting BlindnessEven as Israel has fought Hamas in the last few days, it has already achieved remarkable success in fighting various causes of blindness. Israel has taken measures to reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, optic atrophy, and cataract. These measures have proven successful, as indicated by the rate of blindness decreasing 25% from 2009 to 2020.
Much of this decline was seen in the first 5 years, after which the levels of these eye issues plateaued. The cause of blindness with the most sustained decline was Diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Time Trends of Etiologies of Blindness in Israel 2009-2020:Have Methods to Decrease Leading Causes of Blindness Been Exhausted?
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