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Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Diseases in America

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Estimated Number of Cases by Vision Problem Age ≥ 40
AMD* 2,069,403
Cataract 24,409,978
Diabetic Retinopathy 7,685,237
Glaucoma 2,719,379

* Age-related macular degeneration, age 50 and older

(Based on 2010 U.S. Census populations. Total Population ≥ 40 = 142,648,393.)

Last Reviewed: 

April 2016