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Glaucoma accounts for more than 7 million physician visits each year.

Glaucoma Facts and Stats. www.glaucoma.org/learn/glaucoma_facts.html. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Glaucoma Facts and Stats
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
Glaucoma Research Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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