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WORLD STATISTICS OF TOTAL AFFLICTED AND DISEASE CATEGORY (IN MILLION)

Statistics Estimated by 2016

Source: Community Eye Health Journal - Cataract

Source: Eye And Vision - AMD

Source: Glaucoma Research Foundation

Source: Indian Journal Ophthalmology -Diabetic Retinopathy

10% of the global population suffer from the four major eye diseases*, which will lead to permanent blindness if untreated early

Many cases are undetected until advanced stage of disease leading to many of the 40 million permanently blinded worldwide.

As damage from eye diseases are irreversible, early detection is paramount in arresting the state of decline in eye health and preserve sight.

Early detection also results in lower medical costs as disease is arrested at early stages and require less medical care.

*Worldwide incidences of 4 major eye diseases: Age-related Macular Disease (AMD) 170 million
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5178091/ Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) 93 million www.aao.org/preferred-practicepattern/ diabetic-retinopathy-ppp-updated-2016 Cataract 400 million www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1705965/ Glaucoma 60 million www.glaucoma.org/glaucoma/glaucoma-facts-and-stats.php

Seen by Normal Eyes
Seen by AMD Eyes
Seen by Glaucoma Eyes
Seen by DR Eyes
Seen by Cataract Eyes

39M Blind

Out of 760 Million People affected in the world

Many cases are undetected until advanced stage of disease leading to many of the 40 million permanently blinded worldwide.

major eye diseases (namely Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD), and Cataract), and these can be prevented by early detection and treatment.

The problem is every country in the world has a shortage of eye specialists and supporting medical resources.

Manual screening still ongoing, despite the global shortage of ophthalmologists.

Currently, detection of the four major diseases is done manually by an eye specialist when a person consults with him/her.

The problem with every country in the world is that it has a shortage of eye specialists and supporting medical resources.

Such specialist facilities are normally clustered in central sites or major cities.

Selected Country Population (in thousands) Total Ophthalmologists
China 1,379,028 28,338
India 1,309,053 15,000
Iran 67,959 1,021
Saudi Arabia 31,557 582
Russia 143,888 14,600
Source: www.icoph.org/ophthamologistsworldwide.html
2012 Estimates, ICOPH