Silver Book Fact

The average cost in 2004 per glaucoma patient age 40 to 64 using outpatient services was $276. The average cost per patient 54 years and older was $254.

Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al. The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2006; 124(12): 1754-60. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/12/1754

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 12
Pages
1754-60
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • More than 2 million Americans age 50 and older have age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—2,069,403.  
  • Estimated Specific Prevalence Rates for Diabetic Retinopathy  
  • Between 40% and 45% of all diabetics have some stage of diabetic retinopathy.  
  • An estimated 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma– 1.9% of the 40 and older population.  
  • The ability to recognize faces declines with age and requires, on average, being 5 feet closer to the face with every decade after the age of 60.