Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the foremost causes of blindness among people of 50 years of age
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp central vision needed to see clearly.
How does it work?
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Data and Statistics
Direct Cost of Treatment
Most of the cases are preventable. Early diagnosis can save blindness
Changes of cases between 2000 and 2010
As the proportion of people in the U.S. age 65 and older grows larger, more people are developing age-related diseases such as AMD. From 2000-2010, the number of people with AMD grew 18 percent, from 1.75 million to 2.07 million.
Cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration in 2000 and 2010 (in million)
Projections for AMD (2010-2030-2050)
By 2050, the estimated number of people with AMD is expected to grow more than double from 2.07 million to 5.44 million. White Americans will continue to account for the majority of cases. However, Hispanics will see the greatest rate of increase, with a nearly six-fold rise in the number of expected cases from 2010 to 2050.
Projection of Age-related Macular Degeneration in 2030 and 2050 (in million)
Age-related Macular Degeneration(AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) & Glaucoma - the leading causes of blindness
no early signs and often too late by the time patient visits Ophthalmologist
to regeneration vision; so, early detection and preventative treatment is the only option
for early detection - which is the key to start preventative measures