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The number of cases of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is projected to increase from 9.1 million in 2010 to 17.8 million in 2050.

Rein D, Wittenborn J, Zhang X, Honeycutt A, et al. Forecasting Age-Related Macular Degeneration Through the Year 2050. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2009; 127(4): 533-40. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/422785

Reference

Title
Forecasting Age-Related Macular Degeneration Through the Year 2050
Publication
JAMA Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Rein D, Wittenborn J, Zhang X, Honeycutt A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 127, Issue 4
Pages
533-40
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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