Eye Disease Statistics

The tables presented here summarize the causes of visual impairment and also legal blindness in the US, both categories broken down to show prevalence the major diseases in each of the three main races. It is scary to think that there are two to three million cases of glaucoma in the US now (with many not knowing they have it for failure of being checked), wheras the number of cases is projected to triple by the year 2050 to over seven million! A graphic presentation shows the prevalence in southern states. Wherever you live, beware!

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