Officials take closer look at older Latinos' vision problems

With older Latinos showing the highest rates of visual impairment among all other racial groups in the country, and overall vision problems high among U.S. Latinos, health officials are looking into the need for greater eye-care outreach in the Latino community. A recent NIH study found higher rates of eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and open-angle glaucoma, among Latinos 40 and older, and officials speculate genetic predisposition, higher rates of diabetes and lack of sufficient eye care may explain the problems.

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