What is the global prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Kristin Schmid Biggerstaff, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world (surpassed only by cataracts, a reversible condition). More than 3 million people are bilaterally blind from POAG worldwide, and more than 2 million people will develop POAG each year.


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