The prevalence of glaucoma is 0.7% among 40-49-year-olds and rises over subsequent decades to 7.7% amongst those over 80 years of age As the population of the United States ages, the number of patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) is expected to increase by 50% to 3.36 million in the year 2020. OAG represents an emerging disease with increasing costs and negative impacts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Glaucoma Book|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
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