In Taiwan, according to domestic research, glaucoma and retinal macular degeneration are the two major causes of blindness. Local doctors stated that more than 320 000 of people in Taiwan have glaucoma and people are affected by glaucoma with a growth of 72% in the last decade. One out of every ten people suffers from macular disease in the age group of 60 or above. And between 70-75 years old, the percentage has reached 30%
For these two eye diseases, early detection could, in most cases, eliminate the risk of blindness.