DR affects more than 126 million people around the world— 37 million with vision-threatening DR.
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Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss incur significantly higher costs than individuals with normal vision. Approximately 90% of the higher annual costs are non-eye related medical costs– $2,193 for those with… [ Get More Details ]
Around 1 in 5 individuals with diabetes in the NEI-sponsored Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) was newly diagnosed during the study. Of those who were newly diagnosed, 23% were… [ Get More Details ]
The annual burden to the U.S. economy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, refractive errors, visual impairment, and blindness in adults age 40 and older is estimated… [ Get More Details ]
Between 2015 and 2050, the number of people who are legally blind is projected to increase by 21% each decade.