Silver Book Fact

The cost of lost productivity due to dry eye is estimated at more than $5,000 per patient.

Kozma C.M., Lee P.P., Pitts J., Guiterrez P., Berry S., and Hays R.D. Economic and Quality of Life Impact of Dry Eye Symptoms. Fort Lauderdale, FL: ng of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; 2000

Reference

Title
Economic and Quality of Life Impact of Dry Eye Symptoms
Publication
Presented at: 72nd Annual Meeti
Publisher
ng of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Kozma C.M., Lee P.P., Pitts J., Guiterrez P., Berry S., and Hays R.D

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Number of Patients Aged 40 to 64 Using Medical Services, Medications and Vitamins  
  • Estimated Specific Prevalence Rates for Diabetic Retinopathy  
  • In one study, individuals age 80 and older made up 8% of the population, yet accounted for 69% of cases of blindness.  
  • An estimated 2,907,691 Americans age 40 and older have vision impairment.  
  • An estimated 2.6 million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired.