Prevent Blindness America. Vision Problems in the U.S.: Prevalence of adult vision impairment and age-related eye disease in the U.S.. Chicago: IL: Prevent Blindness America; 2012. http://www.visionproblemsus.org/
Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss from glaucoma are significantly more likely to be placed in a nursing home and to develop depression, 67% more likely to fracture a femur, and… [ Get More Details ]
More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are estimated to experience blindness, low vision, or an age-related eye disease.
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Visual impairment and blindness cause an annual health utility loss of approximately $10.5 billion. This figure measures lost quality of life when a disease has little or no short-term impact… [ Get More Details ]
Surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients
A common surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients where other treatments have not been effective, was found to increase the risk of cataract formation by… [ Get More Details ]