Early Day Motion 731 on Eye Health Research submitted by 26 MPs

Early Day Motion 731 on Eye Health Research submitted by 26 MPs

An Early Day Motion has been submitted by 26 MPs to the effect that " That this House expresses concern that funding for eye health research has hit crisis point; notes that already more than 40 people lose their sight every day in Britain, currently less than two per cent of combined national medical research funding is spent on the eye and that some three million over 65s, equating to one in six elderly people, will have a degree of sight loss by 2050 that will have a significant impact on their daily lives; further notes that sight loss currently costs the UK economy £22 billion annually and many of the 3.8 million people living with diabetes are at serious risk of poor eye health; and calls on the Government to make eye health a higher priority in the UK.” http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/731

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