Silver Book Fact

An estimated 20.7 million Americans are affected by dry eye.

Market Scope. Report on the Global Dry Eye Market. St. Louis, MO: Market Scope; 2004

Reference

Title
Report on the Global Dry Eye Market
Publisher
Market Scope
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Market Scope

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • More than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma—2,719,379.  
  • An estimated 4,195,966 Americans age 40 and older have vision impairment and blindness—1,288,275 are blind and 2,907,691 have vision impairment.  
  • Longitudinal study on vision loss in Medicare patients
    A longitudinal study that followed Medicare patients found that after 9 years, almost 50% of survivors had developed glaucoma, cataract, or macular degeneration.  
  • Increase in trouble seeing with age, 2010
    10.3% of the non-institutionalized adults 65 years and older have some trouble seeing, even with glasses or contacts.  That number increases to 16.5% in adults 75 years and older.  
  • An individual who is visually impaired or blind accumulates nearly $1,479 in vision-related expenses each year– not including health utility or QALY losses. At this rate, after 8 years an…