Barnsley has the highest rate of avoidable blindness in the UK
Published: 29th October 2018
50% of blindness in the UK is avoidable. Barnsley has the highest rate of avoidable blindness in the UK.
The main causes of loss of sight in the UK are, macular degeneration, either diabetic eye disease glaucoma or retinopathy.
If you have one of these conditions, regular eye tests are essential so that treatment can be given as soon as possible and the effects of the disease can be slowed or stopped.
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