Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Estimated Cost of Reduced Labor Force Participation by People Who are Visually Impaired or Blind

Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al. The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2006; 124(12): 1754-60. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/12/1754

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 12
Pages
1754-60
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Every 7 minutes, someone in the United States becomes blind or visually impaired.  
  • World Blindess from DR
     
  • An estimated 1.75 million Americans currently have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). That number is expected to grow to 2.95 million by 2020. * Note that an additional 7.3 million currently…  
  • People Affected Worldwide by DR
    By 2030, more than 191 million people around the world will be affected by DR—56 million with vision-threatening DR.  
  • Blindness due to glaucoma
    Three out of four Americans that are legally blind due to glaucoma are over 65.