Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness!
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness in the nation. DR Screening occurs because of diabetes when the high sugar levels in the blood cause damage to blood vessels in the retina.
Diabetic-Retinopathy(DR) 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
From 2000 to 2010, the number of cases of DR increased 89 percent from 4.06 million to 7.69 million.
Cases of Diabetic Retinopathy in 2000 and 2010 (in million)
Projection for Diabetic-Retinopathy (2010-2030-2050)
From 2010 to 2050, the number of Americans with Diabetic-Retinopathy is expected to nearly double, from 7.7 million to 14.6 million. Hispanic Americans are expected to see the greatest increase in cases, rising more than three-fold from 1.2 million to 5.3 million.
Projection of Diabeic Retinopathy 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 starting preventative measures