Silver Book Fact

Treatment costs for a patient with early-stage glaucoma are about $2,000 less than those of a patient diagnosed with a later stage of the disease.

Lee P, Walt J, Doyle J, Kotak S, et al. A Multicenter, Retrospective Pilot Study of Resource Use and Costs Associated with Severity of Disease in Glaucoma. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2006; 124(1): 12-9. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/1/12

Reference

Title
A Multicenter, Retrospective Pilot Study of Resource Use and Costs Associated with Severity of Disease in Glaucoma
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Lee P, Walt J, Doyle J, Kotak S, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 1
Pages
12-9
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • The NEI-sponsored Ocular Hypertensive Treatment Study (OHTS) found that lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) by at least 20% produced a 50% protective benefit for individuals who had an elevated IOP but…  
  • Multifoca electroretinogram (mFERG) measures show abnormal function of the retina early in–and even prior to–diabetic retinopathy onset and could enhance monitoring of the early stages of disease progression in individuals.  
  • After 54 weeks of receiving bevacizumab, wet age-realted macular degeneration (AMD) patients were more likely to gain at least 6 letters of contrast sensitivity than patikents recieving standard care–35.4% versus…  
  • Tele-ophthalmology
    Adequately trained general practitioners can screen for DR with 90% sensitivity using tele-ophthalmology.  
  • Multifocal electroretinogram (mFERG) and flicker perimetry show abnormal function in the central macula in early ag-related macular degeneration (AMD) and could enhance monitoring of the disease progression in individuals.