Reduce vision loss from glaucoma — V‑05

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
13.2 per 1,000 adults (2017) *

10.6 per 1,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

13.2 per 1,000 adults aged 45 years and over had visual impairment due to glaucoma in 2017  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce visual impairment due to glaucoma

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, and it’s more common in some racial/ethnic groups. It has no early symptoms, so half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it until they start losing their vision. Dilated eye exams can catch glaucoma early, and treatments like medicated eye drops and laser eye surgery can help prevent or slow vision loss.

Workgroup: Vision Workgroup