Disease focus areas


Glaucoma affects millions of patients worldwide and is currently considered to be one of the three leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide.

About 3m

U.S. sufferers

About 3 million people in the United States between 40 and 80 years of age are affected by the most common form of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma.
50%

Undetected

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, results in increased eye pressure. There are often no early symptoms, which is why 50% of people with glaucoma don’t know they have the disease.
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Diabetes risk

People with diabetes are 2 times more likely to get glaucoma than people without diabetes.
75m

People suffering

It is estimated that more than 75 million people suffer from allergic conjunctivitis in the United States
40%

Prevalence

Of those in the United States suffering from allergic conjunctivitis, it is estimated prevalence may be between 15% and 40%
47%

Patients diagnosed

Of patients seen by ophthalmologists and optometrists, 37% and 47%, respectively, present with signs of the disease.
25m

Sufferers

More than 25 million Americans suffer from blepharitis.
86%

Blepharitis and dry eye disease

86% of all patients with dry eyes have concomitant blepharitis.