Status: Baseline only
Reduce visual impairment due to glaucoma
Baseline: 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)
Target: 10.6 per 1,000 adults
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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