Silver Book Fact
Because the resource use and direct cost of glaucoma treatment and management increases as the disease severity worsens– from an average $623 per early-stage patient to $2,511 per late-stage patient– a glaucoma treatment that delays the disease progression could significantly reduce its economic burden.
Lee P, Walt J, Doyle J, Kotak S, et al. A Multicenter, Retrospective Pilot Study of Resource Use and Costs Associated with Severity of Disease in Glaucoma. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2006; 124(1): 12-9. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/1/12