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Treatment costs for a patient with early-stage glaucoma are about $2,000 less than those of a patient diagnosed with a later stage of the disease.

Lee P, Walt J, Doyle J, Kotak S, et al. A Multicenter, Retrospective Pilot Study of Resource Use and Costs Associated with Severity of Disease in Glaucoma. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2006; 124(1): 12-9. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/1/12

Reference

Title
A Multicenter, Retrospective Pilot Study of Resource Use and Costs Associated with Severity of Disease in Glaucoma
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Lee P, Walt J, Doyle J, Kotak S, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 1
Pages
12-9
URL
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