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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Retina Conditions

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Retina Conditions

The information below shows a list of types of Retina Conditions, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Retina Conditions (overall) approx 1 in 151 or 0.66% or 1.8 million people in USA 1,799,999 1,800,000 people have severely impaired vision because of retinal disease in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Age-related macular degeneration approx 1 in 27 or 3.68% or 10 million people in USA 9,999,999 10,000,000 people have reduced vision due to age-related macular degeneration in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Diabetic Retinopathy N/A N/A No information
Papilloedema N/A N/A No information
Retinal detachment N/A N/A No information
Retinoblastoma approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA 8,160,000 3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website
Retinopathy N/A N/A No information
Retinopathy of prematurity N/A N/A No information
Usher Syndrome approx 1 in 17,000 or 0.01% or 16,000 people in USA 16,000 16,000 Americans
Diabetic Eye Disease N/A N/A No information
Retinitis Pigmentosa approx 1 in 2,719 or 0.04% or 100,000 people in USA 100,000 100,000 people have retinitis pigmentosa which can cause retinal deterioration and blindness in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Posterior vitreous detachment N/A N/A No information
Vitiligo approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA 1,999,999 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

Prevalence Statistics for Retina Conditions

Prevalance of Retina Conditions:

1,800,000 people have severely impaired vision because of retinal disease in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 151 or 0.66% or 1.8 million people in USA [about data]

Prevelance statistics about Retina Conditions:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Retina Conditions:

  • 14,000,000 diabetics are at risk of developing blinding disorders in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)

Types of Retina Conditions

For more information about types of Retina Conditions, refer to our section on types of Retina Conditions.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Retina Conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Retina Conditions at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Retina Conditions is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



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

 

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