Opsporing og forebyggelse af blindhed hos patienter med glaukom er en samfundsøkonomisk udfordring

Abstract

Glaucoma is the most common cause of incurable blindness. If untreated, glaucoma leads to permanent vision loss starting with unnoticeable blind spots in the peripheral visual field. Due to the age-related nature of glaucoma, the disease is becoming an increasing socio-economical challenge. Extrapolations have predicted more than 110 million people with glaucoma in 2040. Twice as many patients were diagnosed with glaucoma in Denmark in 2011 as in 1996. Light is shedded on the need for improved awareness of the significant present and future burden of glaucoma.

Bidragets oversatte titelDetection and prevention of blindness in patients with glaucoma is a socio-economical challenge
OriginalsprogDansk
ArtikelnummerV06160444
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind179
Udgave nummer5
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 30 jan. 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Aged
  • Blindness/diagnosis
  • Denmark/epidemiology
  • Glaucoma/complications
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged

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