February Is Macular Degeneration Month

February is Macular Degeneration Month, a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the world. It is said that 11 Million people have AMD in the US and that number will increase to over 22 Million by 2050.

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  • Global cost of visual impairment due to age-related macular degeneration is US $343 billion, including US$255 billion in direct health care costs.
  • Global cost of vision loss due to all causes is estimated to be nearly $3 trillion dollars for the 733 million people living with low vision and blindness worldwide. In North America alone, the direct cost for vision loss due to all causes was $512.8 billion, and the indirect costs were $179 billion.

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