A 30-year-old member asked:
How many people out here over age 50 is a glaucoma suspect?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Everyone: Anybody at any age, but especially in the older age group, could get glaucoma. That is why your ophthalmologist will test you for this condition on each examination.
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Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Increasing : A close answer to your question is cited by an article "Prevalence of open-angle glaucoma among adults in the United States", authored by
Friedman DS, et al. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004. "The overall prevalence of OAG in the US population 40 years & older is estimated to be 1.86%, with 1.57 million white & 398,000 black persons affected; the number with OAG will increase by 50% to 3.36 million in 2020"
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