People going blind waiting for care: Consequences of an ageing population

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

People are going blind unnecessarily because of “dire capacity problems” in eye clinics, a charity has said.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.

An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.

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