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August 04, 2017

Global blindness 'set to triple by 2050'

The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest.

"The percentage of the world's population with visual impairments is actually falling, according to the study. But because the global population is growing and more people are living well into old age, researchers predict the number of people with sight problems will soar in the coming decades."

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Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40806253