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Prevalence and Incidence of Cat Eye Syndrome

Cat Eye Syndrome: Rare Disease

Cat Eye Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cat Eye Syndrome, or a subtype of Cat Eye Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cat Eye Syndrome as a "rare disease". More information about Cat Eye Syndrome is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Cat Eye Syndrome usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Cat Eye Syndrome at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Cat Eye Syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cat Eye Syndrome diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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