Silver Book Fact

Global DR Prevalence

Fact image

DR affects more than 126 million people around the world— 37 million with vision-threatening DR.

Zheng Y, He M, Congdon N. The Worldwide Epidemic of Retinopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012; 60(5): 428. http://www.ijo.in/article.asp?issn=0301-4738;year=2012;volume=60;issue=5;spage=428;epage=431;aulast=Zheng;type=0

Reference

Title
The Worldwide Epidemic of Retinopathy
Publication
Indian J Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Zheng Y, He M, Congdon N
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 5
Pages
428
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2002, the cost of medications to treat diabetes was $7.3 billion.  
  • In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the US prevalence of diabetes was 8.3 percent.  
  • People with diabetes are 40% more likely to have glaucoma, than adults without the disease.  
  • Diabetes consumes 62.4 % of government health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and the military)  
  • Three-year (1993-1995) estimates of medical care charges for patients with diabetes ranged from $10,439 for those without comorbid conditions to $44,417 for those with heart disease and hypertension.