Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Open Angle Glaucoma Incidence

Facts about chronic glaucoma:

  • About 2.2 million Americans suffer from chronic glaucoma.
  • This number is expected to rise to 3.4 million by 2020.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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