Silver Book Fact

More than 2 million Americans over 40 have glaucoma, and only 1/2 are aware of it.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • An estimated 4.1 million Americans currently have diabetic retinopathy. That number is expected to grow to 7.2 million by 2020.  
  • More than 7.6 million Americans age 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy—7,685,237.  
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