Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve
A condition of increased pressure within the eyeball causing gradual loss of sight.
How does it work?
Glaucoma 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 diabetic retinopathy increased 89 percent from 4.06 million to 7.69 million.
Cases of Glaucoma in 2000 and 2010 (in million)
Projections for Glucoma (2010-2030-2050)
From 2010 to 2050, the number of Americans with diabetic retinopaty 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 Glaucoma in 2030 and 2050 (in million)