Prevalence of Blindness Data

Citations from April 2004 Archives of Ophthalmology

Several papers describing the meta-analysis used to obtain the prevalence data were published in a themed issue of the April 2004 Archives of Ophthalmology. This NEI-supported research provides an in-depth description of the data analysis regarding the prevalence of refractive errors (age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma) visual impairment among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics.

Prevalence of Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Adults in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:532-538

Prevalence of Cataract and Pseudophakia/Aphakia Among Adults in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:487-494

The Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy Among Adults in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:552-563

The Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy Among Adult Type I Diabetic Persons in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:546-551

Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:564-572

The Prevalence of Refractive Errors Among Adults in the United States, Western Europe, and AustraliaArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:495-505

Causes and Prevalence of Visual Impairment Among Adults in the United StatesArchives of Ophthalmology 2004; 122:477-485