This video provides information about the most common eye conditions that cause blindness and low vision.
Cataracts refer to a cloudiness or marks on the lens inside the eye.
Macular Degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of vision loss in older people in New Zealand.
With retinitis pigmentosa, vision loss is caused by the breakdown and loss of cells in the retina called rods and cones.
The most common are macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. On this page, you’ll find information on other conditions which may lead Kiwis to register with the Blind Foundation.