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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 individual would accumulate $10,000 in excess expenditures.

Frick K, Gower E, Kempen J, Wolff J. Economic Impact of Visual Impairment and Blindness in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2007; 125(4): 544-50. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/125/4/544

Reference

Title
Economic Impact of Visual Impairment and Blindness in the United States
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Frick K, Gower E, Kempen J, Wolff J
Volume & Issue
Volume 125, Issue 4
Pages
544-50
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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