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Sight loss fear due to care delays in Wales

An eye-care plan to tackle concerns people are going blind because they are not being diagnosed and treated quickly enough has been launched by the Welsh government.

Nearly 100,000 in Wales have sight loss problems and that number could double by 2050 as the population ages.

Regular eye tests and better use of opticians are among the new proposals.

The health minister said it was believed half the cases of blindness could have been prevented.

BBC Wales' Health Correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

Action plan to tackle eyesight loss

  • 18 Sep 2013
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