The Changing Face of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma in the United States: Demographic and Geographic Changes From 2011 to 2050

American Journal of Ophthalmology, 05/04/2012

Despite the high prevalence of primary open–angle glaucoma in African Americans and Hispanics, the largest group in the United States is currently among older non–Hispanic white women but is expected to shift to Hispanic men over the next few decades. Given this shift, the greatest yield from screening programs is likely to be in those states with high numbers of non–Hispanic white women and Hispanic men.

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