HC Deb 14 February 2003 vol 400 c25W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of how many people were affected by age related macular degeneration in each of the last six years. [97860]

Mr. Lammy

The Department does not hold centrally details of the number of people with age related macular degeneration. However, a study sponsored by the Macular Disease Society in 2001 estimated that there were 182,000 people with age related macular degeneration with a best eye visual acuity below that judged appropriate for certification as blind or partially sighted.