§ Gregory Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the United Kingdom have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration in the last 12 months. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
Information on the number of people with age related macular degeneration is not collected centrally. 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.