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World Retina Week

World Retina Week is held on September 24. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us Help us 
24 September - World Retina Week
World Retina Week is commemorated to raise awareness on Retinitis Pigmentosa [RP], Macular Degeneration [MD] and Usher Syndrome [US] as the most common retinal degenerative diseases which affect hundreds of thousands of South Africans and millions worldwide.
Retinal degeneration affects people from all racial and socio-economic groups. The total population of South Africa is 44.5 million [2001 census] and the population under 35 is 30.9 million. 2.7% of these have a disability and visual disability is the largest group.

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