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AMD Facts & Figures

  • 1.25 million people suffer from wet AMD in the United States

    1.25 million people suffer from wet AMD in the United States 1

  • 200,000 new cases of wet AMD are diagnosed each year in the United States

    200,000 new cases of wet AMD are diagnosed each year in the United States 2

  • $255 billion estimated annual cost of visual impairment due to AMD to health care systems worldwide

    $255 billion estimated annual cost of visual impairment due to AMD to health care systems worldwide 2

  • 10 million people suffer from wet or dry AMD in the United States

    10 million people suffer from wet or dry AMD in the United States 2

  • 40% decrease in quality of life for an average patient with moderate AMD, similar to patients with heart disease or on kidney dialysis

    40% decrease in quality of life for an average patient with moderate AMD, similar to patients with heart disease or on kidney dialysis 2

  • 36% increase in 55+ age group in the United States over the next two decades

    36% increase in the number of people aged 55 or older in the United States over the next two decades 3

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1. According to a 2006 peer reviewed study    2. According to a 2010 AMD Alliance International Study    3. According to U.S. Census Bureau data