Navigation Links
Eye Disease Continuing to Increase Among Americans
Date:4/2/2008

Latest Data Shows Number of Eye Disease Patients Rising

CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are currently living with age-related eye disease and, according to the latest research from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, that number is continuing to climb. With more than 130 million Americans aged 40 and older, more than 30 million suffer from leading causes of vision loss such as cataract, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma, according to the newly revised edition of the "Vision Problems in the U.S." study.

The study was an updating of the data from the 2002 Vision Problems in the U.S. report on the prevalence of eye diseases and conditions in America. Information gathered was the result of data collection from a systematic review of the major epidemiological studies from leading ophthalmologic epidemiologists.

Revised data from the Vision Problems in the U.S. study showed that among Americans aged 40 and older:

-- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) cases rose 25 percent, the

largest increase of the major eye diseases. Currently, 2 million

Americans have been diagnosed with AMD.

-- Diabetic retinopathy affects more than 4.4 million. As the diabetes

epidemic rages on, the number of cases of the disease will continue to

soar.

-- There are 2.29 million American adults with glaucoma, the sneak thief

of sight. Yet 2 million more are estimated to have the disease and do

not know it.

-- Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world and

22.3 million American adults have the disease. Although surgery can

be highly successful, not all Americans are fortunate enough to have

access to affordable care.

"Our research shows that vision loss continues to threaten the quality of life for millions of Americans," said Daniel D. Garrett, senio
'/>"/>

SOURCE Prevent Blindness America
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Huge virulence gene superfamily responsible for devastating plant diseases
2. Mayo Clinic Identifies Infection Risks for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3. Symposium to explore role nanoparticles may play in disease
4. Smokers with lung disease need more than brief intervention
5. Researchers identify a gene responsible for cases of Lou Gehrigs disease
6. Researchers identify a gene responsible for Lou Gehrigs disease
7. Scientists: New technique identifies molecular biomarkers for disease
8. Jiffy Lube(R) Raises $1 Million for American Heart Associations Go Red For Women(TM) Movement to Fight Heart Disease
9. Study finds support for PCI in unprotected left main disease
10. Gamma Secretase Modulators Show Promise in Alzheimers Disease Animal Model Efficacy Studies, According to Research Conducted by TorreyPines Therapeutics
11. Decreased sexual satisfaction is not associated with cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... 31, 2014 Fast hosting is ... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many professional web hosting ... ) and Arvixe are the suppliers of fastest ... to find a good fast hosting supplier. Actually, ... features, uptime, server speed and customer support. People ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 Information supplied by ... to introduce better prices to consumers in 2014. A ... be found when using the open system for adults ... system available to use this year can help the ... on general location and not from medical histories. The ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its review a program created by ... shows a unique formula to get inside a man’s mind ... the program goes beyond mere attraction and actually helps ladies ... that the program was created by dating expert Alex Carter, ... make a man feel emotionally addicted. , Learn more about ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... combination of Nutrition and Pharameuticals. Nutraceuticals is a ... extracting healthy ingredients from natural food sources. Nutraceutical ... health benefits to the human body. Nutraceutical health ... diet supplements, fortified foods and more. Although nature ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... After offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments ... several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff ... scholarship program for veterans who have been diagnosed ... this summer to discuss veterans’ needs ( http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11954058.htm ... light on the large number of veterans who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fastest Web Hosting Suppliers In 2014 Announced By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Term Life Insurance Rates Now Found Nationally by New Insurer Finder Tool 2Health News:Make Him Desire You Review Reveals Powerful Formula to Make a Man Emotionally Addicted 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 4Health News:Tennessee Hyperbaric Center Offering HBOT Scholarships to Veterans 2
... Houston - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ... Academy of Sciences (NAS) - one of the most prestigious ... science and engineering. DePinho is the first member of ... The NAS is a private, nonprofit society of ...
... Cone beam CT is superior to mutidetector CT for detecting superior ... hole in the bony wall of the inner ear bone that ... radiation dose, a new study shows. , The study, conducted in ... CT and a multidetector CT examination of their right and left ...
... Over the past decade, there has been a steady ... oil capsules. According to Dr. Louise Moist, a Scientist ... improve outcomes for kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis. ... vessels created to join an artery to a vein. ...
... School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism ... to the progression of Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and other ... issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, ... to prevent tau from damaging brain circuits involved in ...
... May 1 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of moderate exercise ... risk of age-related memory loss more than computer use or ... in the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings , ... 70 to 93, who completed questionnaires about their computer use ...
... the signaling pathways active in sarcomas, researchers at Moffitt ... a family of protein enzymes that act as "on" ... The tyrosine kinases they identified, the researchers said, could ... sarcomas. Sarcomas are relatively rare forms of cancer. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UT MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho elected to National Academy of Sciences 2Health News:Everyday fish oil capsule may provide kidney-related benefits 2Health News:Researchers gain better understanding of mechanism behind tau spreading in the brain 2Health News:Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains 2Health News:Moffitt Cancer Center researchers identify drivers of sarcoma growth and survival 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused ... Zealand Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd International ... Adelaide, Australia .  Forensic Scientists will be ... hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination procedures. ... of Product Development at ChemImage, will host a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  Pacific Medical Data Solutions ... new website design . The main website, along with ... the company,s new services and content relevant to the ... new streamlined design, viewers can now better understand how ... care practices and create a more visible platform about ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 , Industry ... the inaugural Tweetchat taking place in real-time at ... organised by UBM Live , announces the ... a first of its kind global industry-wide Tweetchat ... supply chain, aimed to stimulate conversations on key ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3PMDS Announces New Website 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 3
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ShangPharma Corporation (NYSE: SHP ... and biotechnology research and development outsourcing company, today announced ... shareholders held in Hong Kong today. ... proposed by the Company: 1. THAT ...
... Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) announced today that ... October 1, 2011, after the market closes on October 25, 2011. ... p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted by Joe ... Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A live ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ShangPharma Corporation Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2011 Annual General Meeting 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 3
Ruschelit® PVC. Magill tip-nasoral. Black positioning ring. High volume/low pressure cuff. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use....
Ruschelit® PVC. Siliconized. Stainless steel spiral reinforced. High volume/low pressure cuff. Permanent connector. X-ray opaque. Single use. Sterile...
Endotracheal Tube - Soft red rubber. Silkolatex™ coated. Silkolatex™ cuff. Magill tip - oral. Graduated. X-ray opaque....
Tube for Left Bronchus - Ruschelit™ PVC. Color coded for easy identification of ports, balloons and 15mm connectors. High volume/low pressure cuffs. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use. St...
Medicine Products: