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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2019). Eye health. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/eye-health/eye-health
Eye health. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 30 August 2019, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/eye-health/eye-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Eye health [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2019 [cited 2020 Jul. 11]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/eye-health/eye-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2019, Eye health, viewed 11 July 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/eye-health/eye-health
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Visual impairment is the partial or full loss of sight in one or both eyes. Visual impairment may be the result of disease or injury, may progress over time, and may be permanent or corrected with visual aids (such as glasses) or with surgery.
Over 13 Million Australians (55%) had one or more long-term vision disorders in 2017–18
Females experienced a higher prevalence of long-term vision disorders (59%) than males (51%) in 2017–18
410,800 Australians (1.7% of the population) had cataract and 243,600 (1.0%) had macular degeneration in 2017–18
In 2017–18, long-term vision disorders affected 93% of people aged 55 and over
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