Share of U.S. diabetic adult with glaucoma and vision loss in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, around 8 percent of adults aged 45 years and older who had been diagnosed with diabetes 10 or more years ago suffered from glaucoma. Adults with diabetes are more likely to develop eye disorders and vision loss than adults without diabetes.

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 45 years and older with diabetes who had glaucoma or vision loss due to glaucoma in 2016-2017

GlaucomaVision loss due to glaucoma
Total7.1%2.1%
Less than 10 years since diabetes diagnosis5.8%1.7%
10 years or more since diabetes diagnosis7.9%2.7%
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Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016 to 2017

Age group

45 years and older

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