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Losing eyesight is considered the worst of all ailments

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If you thought any kind of physical or mental ailment is as bad as the other, you have been misinformed. Turns out, the loss of eyesight is considered the worst handicap of all, finds a new study.

According to the study published in the journal Ophthalmology by JAMA, the researchers analysed the results of an online poll of 2,044 adults with an average age of 46, including non-Hispanic white individuals and minority groups to understand the importance and awareness of eye health.

Among those, 63% reported wearing glasses while 88% believed that good vision is vital to overall health and 47% rated losing vision as the worst possible health outcome.

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