Silver Book Fact

Up to 80% of diabetics who have had the disease for 10 years or more are affected by diabetic retinopathy.

Kertes, Peter J. and T. Mark Johnson. Evidence-Based Eye Care. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008. http://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Based-Eye-Care-Peter-Kertes/dp/0781769647

Reference

Title
Evidence-Based Eye Care
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Kertes, Peter J. and T. Mark Johnson
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • An estimated 1 million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired.  
  • An association with vision loss and vehicular crashes has been shown in older adult drivers.  
  • Number of Patients Aged 65 and Older Using Medical Services, Medications and Vitamins  
  • Around 711,000 Americans age 80 and older have glaucoma– 7.7% of the 80 and older population.  
  • Adults aged 65 years or older are twice to three times more likely to have vision loss compared to 18 to 44 year olds.