What Is the Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States?

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Human eyeThis week on LIVING LOCAL® TV we asked…

What is the leading cause of blindness in the United States?

a. Cataracts
b. Glaucoma
c. Diabetic Retinopathy
d. Eye injuries

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults and the most common diabetic eye disease, affecting an estimated 4.1 million adults over the age of 40 in the United States. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the light-sensitive retina tissue in the back of the eye.

Therefore, C is the correct answer!

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