Silver Book Fact

The average cost in 2004 per age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patient age 40 and older using medications and vitamins was $110.

Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al. The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2006; 124(12): 1754-60. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/12/1754

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 12
Pages
1754-60
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Glaucoma is responsible for 3 out of every 4 cases of visual impairment in the U.S.  
  • Of the study participants in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) who had open-angle glaucoma, 75% were previously undiagnosed.  
  • DR Quality of Life
    A quality of life survey of legally blind DR patients found that 41% would be willing to trade their remaining years for perfect vision.  
  • An estimated 20.7 million Americans are affected by dry eye.  
  • The number of Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneratino (AMD) more than doubled between 1994 and 2006.