Silver Book Fact

Adults 60 years and older are 6 times more likely to develop glaucoma.

Reference

Title
Glaucoma Facts and Stats
Authors
Glaucoma Research Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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