Status: Baseline only
Reduce visual impairment due to cataract
Baseline: 141.2 per 1,000 adults aged 65 years and over had visual impairment due to cataract in 2017
Target: 126.5 per 1,000 adults
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Cataracts are very common in older adults. Over time, cataracts can cause vision loss and make it harder for people to do everyday activities. Encouraging older adults to get regular dilated eye exams, raising awareness about cataracts and treatment options, and reducing risk factors can help reduce vision loss from cataracts.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup