According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide - 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. Approximately 25 million Americans live with vision loss.
Retinitis pigmentosa is the most common cause of inherited blindness. The disease, for which there is no known cure, affects approximately 100,000 Americans. An estimated one out of 80 people carry the recessive gene for RP (National Advisory Eye Council, 1993).
Tauru is one of the 100,000 people in America with RP. Christi and Tauru are two of the 25 million in America with vision loss, and two of the 285 million in the world with visual impairments.
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This is a follow-up to the article, How We See, in April 15th's update.
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