Table 2

Annual potential savings due to rehabilitation

Type of gains/regainsAmount (£)
*Figures according to Royal National Institute for the Blind.
†Figures according to pharmacy department of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
‡Figures according to Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Benefit for blindness£103/week × 52*5356
Additional tax revenue33% tax on £20800*6864
Pharmaceutical tear substitutes£3.5/10 ml unpreserved hypromellose† × 3651277
Guide dog£37000/life time of a guide dog‡4625
Total costs (£)18122