Silver Book Fact

More than 2 million Americans over 40 have glaucoma, and only 1/2 are aware of it.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • An estimated 6.5% of Americans age 40 and older have age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  
  • An estimated 1 million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired.  
  • More than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma—2,719,379.  
  • By 2020, the number of Americans age 40 and older who are blind is projected to reach 1.6 million– growing 70% from 1 million in 2004.  
  • The cost of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is projected to increase to $845 million per year over the next 15 years, simply due to the growth in the number of…