Glaucoma-Epidemiology Forecast to 2026: Elevated Intraocular Pressure Damaging Optic Nerve Fuelling Incidences of Glaucoma

Published Date : Feb 06, 2018

Albany, New York, February 6, 2018: have announced the addition of a new report which is titled, “EpiCast Report: Glaucoma-Epidemiology Forecast to 2026.”

According to the report the damage to the optic nerve caused by glaucoma is extremely severe and therefore the demand for glaucoma treatment is rising. Glaucoma is not just one eye disease but a group of eye conditions which results in the damaging of optic nerve, and subsequently can cause blindness or loss of vision.

The damage caused to the optic nerve in glaucoma is generally due to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). When passages that allow fluids to drain become blocked elevated IOP results. However there are cases where a person develops nerve damage comparatively low pressure and in some cases a person may have high pressure for many years and yet never developed any sort of damage. Therefore it can be said that IOP is a risk factor but not the only risk factor which is present and which can induce glaucoma. During the early stages of glaucoma there may not be any symptoms.

The increasing incidences of glaucoma which is resulting in a progressive and irreversible vision loss among patients is the key factor boosting the demand for glaucoma treatment Solutions. According to the report, glaucoma is the leading reason for blindness among people across the globe especially aged people. Glaucoma can be categorized into angle closure glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma, and secondary glaucoma.

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As per the report, in the 7mm the number of cases of primary open-angle glaucoma will be 8,549,547 by 2026 which is a significant rise from 7,224,135 in 2016.. the annual growth rate or EGR of the number of incidences of primary open-angle glaucoma is 1.83%. the report also states that in the 7mm, the number of cases of primary angle closure glaucoma will rise from 2,644,012 cases in 2016 to 3,124,740 cases by 2026, at an annual growth rate of 1.82%. as for the report, it is predicted that number of prevalent cases as well as diagnosed prevailing cases of primary angle closure glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma will rise during the forecast.

In order to predict the total prevalent cases of open-angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma primary angle closure glaucoma, and primary open-angle glaucoma, epidemiologist have selected population-based studies which are nationally representative and provides these epidemiological data in the 7mm. Epidemiologists have obtained the data for the diagnosed prevailing cases of PPG by making use of primary market research methods as well as secondary sources. The report is prepared by making use of country-specific data which is obtained from authentic sources as well as research studies that are published in peer-reviewed journals.

The report is comprehensive and makes use of graphs, maps, statistics, tables, and infographs to depict data in an easy to understand manner.

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