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The nurse's role in helping patients cope with sight loss

VOL: 99, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 30Mark Browne, LL.B, is finance and project development officer, Low Vision and Eye Health Unit, Royal National Institute of the Blind, London Sight loss is a major health concern and is much more common than we realise. There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems, 80 per cent of whom are aged over 65. This figure will increase sharply over the next 30 years as life expectancy increases (Vale and Smyth, 2002).

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