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Causes of Blindness

List of causes of Blindness

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Blindness) that could possibly cause Blindness includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Blindness

Causes of Blindness (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Blindness that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Blindness: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Blindness, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Blindness:

Blindness: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Blindness: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Blindness:

Causes of Broader Categories of Blindness: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Blindness as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Blindness as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Blindness. Our database lists the following as having Blindness as a complication of that condition:

Blindness as a symptom:

Conditions listing Blindness as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Blindness. Our database lists the following as having Blindness as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Blindness?

Article excerpts about the causes of Blindness:

Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20 to 74 years old. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK)

Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Retinal disorders are a leading cause of blindness in the United States. The retina is a thin lining on the back of the eye. It is made up of cells that get visual images and pass them on to the brain. Retinal disorders include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Blindness:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Blindness:

Cause statistics for Blindness:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Blindness:

  • 97% of all blindness results from common eye diseases in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 0.8% of diabetic adults attending specialist diabetes services suffered new blindness in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 12,000-24,000 new cases of blindness annually are due to diabetic retinopathy in the US (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Diabetes causes 8,000 new cases of blindness in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 5,500 people each year become blind from glaucoma in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 120,000 people are currently blind from glaucoma in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 104,000 people are legally blind from because of age-related macular Degeneration in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 30,000 people go blind because of uveitis in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • more statistics...»

Related information on causes of Blindness:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Blindness may be found in:

 

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