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Future sight loss UK (1): The economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population

Author: Access Economics Publisher: RNIB. Year of publication: 2009 Access Economics was commissioned by RNIB to estimate the economic impact of partial sight and blindness. The report comprises of the following estimates for the year 2008: • Prevalence of sight loss by age, gender, ethnicity, severity, and major cause. • Future projections by decade to the year 2050. • Direct health system costs of sight loss. • Indirect cost of sight loss, such as informal carer costs. • Burden of disease, measured in terms of disability adjusted life years. • Economic evaluation of four hypothetical eye care programs.

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Future sight loss UK (2): An epidemiological and economic model for sight loss in the decade 2010-2020

Author Darwin Minassian and Angela Reidy Publisher EpiVision and RNIB Year of publication: 2009. Background Epidemiologists, with a background in ophthalmic research, were asked to derive estimates of the numbers of people that were likely to have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma at two points in time, 2010 and 2020. The cost of society of health and social care provision and support were estimated by an economist.

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The barriers and enablers that affect access to primary and secondary eye care services across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

A report to RNIB by Shared Intelligence RNIB Community Engagement Projects Author(s): Carol Hayden Final Report January 2012

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