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Prevalence and Incidence of 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) ... see also overview of Retina Conditions.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 151 or 0.66% or 1.8 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1,800,000 people have severely impaired vision because of retinal disease in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Retina Conditions:

For details see prevalence of types of Retina Conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • Age-related macular degeneration: 10,000,000 people have reduced vision due to age-related macular degeneration in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • Retinoblastoma: 3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Usher Syndrome: 16,000 Americans
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa: 100,000 people have retinitis pigmentosa which can cause retinal deterioration and blindness in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • Vitiligo: 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1
  • more types of Retina Conditions...»

Incidence of types of Retina Conditions:

For details see incidence of types of Retina Conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Prevelance statistics for 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)
  • more statistics...»

Incidence statistics for Retina Conditions:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Retina Conditions:

  • 65,000 diabetics develop proliferative retinopathy, the most sight-threatening stage in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Retina Conditions:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Retina Conditions

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Retina Conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Retina Conditions at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Retina Conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Retina Conditions 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.

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

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