Age Related Macular Degeneration

Vision Problems in the U.S. estimated the 2010 U.S. population with AMD to be nearly 2.1 million. This measure of AMD includes only those with advanced, vision threatening forms of AMD including geographic atrophy and choroidal neovascularization. The population with early stages of AMD was not included in the Vision Problems in the U.S. database. We project that the 2014 population is now 2.2 million. We estimate the current average age of AMD patients is 80 years old, the oldest of any of the included eye diseases. Thus, the increase of the population aged 80 and older will lead to rapid growth in the AMD population over the next 20 years, reaching 3.4 million in 2032 and 4.4 million by 2050. Whites and women are at higher risk for AMD, and will continue to dominate the total affected population with AMD.

 

Figure 3.4.1.Age Distribution of Current AMD Population

Figure 3.4.1.Age Distribution of Current AMD Population
Figure 3.4.1. Age Distribution of Current AMD Population

Figure 3.4.2. Projected AMD Population by Age Group, 2014, 2032 & 2050

Figure 3.4.2.Projected AMD Population by Age Group, 2014, 2032 & 2050
Figure 3.4.2. Projected AMD Population by Age Group, 2014, 2032 & 2050

Figure 3.4.3. Projected AMD Population by Sex and Year

Figure 3.4.3.Projected AMD Population by Sex and Year
Figure 3.4.3. Projected AMD Population by Sex and Year

Figure 3.4.4. Projected AMD Population by Race and Year

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