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Vision universities report gaps in Science Research into Serious Sight Impairment 

Vision universities report gaps in Science Research into Serious Sight Impairment 

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and the University of Oxford have highlighted gaps in clinical research on vision loss in the working-age population.

They note that severe sight impairment (SSI) in working-age adults costs the UK economy £7.4 billion annually, yet eye conditions leading to SSI certifications in this group are less researched.

Lead author Dr Jasleen Jolly, associate professor in the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) at ARU, said the findings highlight “the need to understand and address not only the leading causes of sight loss in the UK population as a whole but also to prioritise conditions that severely impact working-age individuals to reduce the health and socioeconomic impacts of sight loss”.

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