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Death Statistics for Types of Eye conditions

Deaths and Eye conditions:

This section presents information about the death rate statistics for the various types of Eye conditions.

Death Statistics for Types of Eye conditions

Disease

Death Rate Estimate

US deaths estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Retinal conditions N/A N/A 1,800,000 people have severely impaired vision because of retinal disease in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Lens conditions N/A N/A No information
Uvea conditions N/A N/A No information
Corneal conditions N/A N/A 11,000,000 people experience corneal disorders such as herpes or dry eye in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Accidental Eye Injury N/A N/A No information
Age-related macular degeneration N/A N/A 10,000,000 people have reduced vision due to age-related macular degeneration in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Anisometropia N/A N/A No information
Astigmatism N/A N/A 45 million Americans (dubious estimate based on "two thirds of people with myopia also have astigmatism")
Autoimmune eye diseases N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune uveitis N/A N/A 4,637 people in the USA 1996 1
Benign essential blepharospasm N/A N/A No information
Black eye N/A N/A No information
Blepharitis N/A N/A No information
Blindness N/A N/A 1,100,000 people are legally blind in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Cataracts N/A N/A 5,500,000 people have a cataract interfering with their vision in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Choroiditis N/A N/A No information
Closed-angle glaucoma N/A N/A No information
Color blindness N/A N/A 13 per 1000 - NHIS95
Conjunctivitis N/A N/A No information
Corneal Dystrophies N/A N/A 4,200 people have reduced vision because of corneal dystrophies in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Corneal ulcer N/A N/A No information
Dacryocystitis N/A N/A No information
Deuteranopia N/A N/A about 1% of white males
Diabetic Lens Osmosis N/A N/A No information
Diabetic Retinopathy N/A N/A No information
Dichromasy N/A N/A No information
Dry Eye N/A N/A No information
Eye cancer unavailable No information
Eye foreign body N/A N/A No information
Fuchs' Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Glaucoma N/A N/A 2,000,000 people are visually impaired by glaucoma in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Headache-free migraine N/A N/A No information
Hemangioblastoma N/A N/A No information
Hyperopia N/A N/A 22.4% of population self-reported having long-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Hyphema N/A N/A No information
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Keratitis N/A N/A No information
Keratoconus N/A N/A 1-in-2000 Americans
Lattice dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Leber's hereditary optic atrophy N/A N/A No information
Macular hole N/A N/A No information
Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Melanoma unavailable No information
Myopia N/A N/A 70 million Americans; over 25 percent of all adult Americans.
Neonatal ophthalmitis N/A N/A No information
Neurofibromatosis-2 N/A N/A 1 per 25,000 people suffer from neurofibromatosis type 2, Genetics Home Reference website
Ocular Herpes N/A N/A 400,000 Americans have had some form
Ocular histoplasmosis syndrome N/A N/A No information
Open-angle glaucoma N/A N/A about 3 million Americans, many not yet diagnosed.
Ophthalmitis N/A N/A No information
Opththalmoplegia N/A N/A No information
Optic neuritis N/A N/A No information
Presbyopia N/A N/A 9.0% of population self-reported having presbyopia in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Progressive external ophthalmoplegia N/A N/A No information
Protanopia N/A N/A about 1% of white males
Pterygium N/A N/A No information
Red-green color blindness N/A N/A about 10% of males
Refractive Eye Disorders N/A N/A 120 million people
Reiter’s syndrome N/A N/A No information
Retinal detachment N/A N/A No information
Retinoblastoma N/A N/A 3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website
Retinopathy of prematurity N/A N/A No information
Sarcoidosis approx 1 in 5,000 or 0.02% or 54,400 people in USA 20 per 100,000 overall; 5 in 100,000 white people; 40 out of 100,000 black people; Scandinavia 64 out of 100,000 people 20 per 100,000 overall; 5 in 100,000 white people; 40 out of 100,000 black people; Scandinavia 64 out of 100,000 people
Sjogren's Syndrome N/A N/A 1 to 4 million people with Sjogren’s Syndrome (NIAMS)
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Sticky eye N/A N/A No information
Subconjunctival hemorrhage N/A N/A No information
Sympathetic ophthalmitis N/A N/A No information
Tapeworms N/A N/A No information
Trachoma N/A N/A No information
Usher Syndrome N/A N/A 16,000 Americans
Uveitis N/A N/A 2,300,000 people suffer uveitis in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Vision Impairment N/A N/A 2.4 million Americans
Vitamin A deficiency N/A N/A No information
Diabetic Eye Disease N/A N/A No information
Conjunctival disorders N/A N/A No information
Posterior vitreous detachment N/A N/A No information
Retinopathy N/A N/A No information
Scleritis N/A N/A No information
Vitiligo N/A N/A 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1
Vitreous detachment N/A N/A No information
Chronic eye diseases N/A N/A No information
Short tarsus -- absence of lower eyelashes N/A N/A No information
Halal Setton Wang syndrome N/A N/A No information

Types of Eye conditions

For more information about types of Eye conditions, refer to our section on types of Eye conditions. See also more information on death information for Eye conditions.

Footnotes:
1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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