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Glaucoma affects less than 1 in 100 people ages 40 to 49.  That rate increases to close to 1 in 10 for individuals over the age of 80.

Friedman D, Wolfs R, O'Colmain B, Klein B, et al. Prevalence of Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Adults in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2004; 122(4): 532-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&uid=15078671&cmd=showdetailview&indexed=google

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Adults in the United States
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Friedman D, Wolfs R, O'Colmain B, Klein B, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 122, Issue 4
Pages
532-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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