Population Health Could Help Make Glaucoma Screening More Effective

A team of doctors looking at some lab results together on monitors, in an office at the hospital.


With an aging society, the prevalence of glaucoma is expected to increase by 40 percent in the coming decade. Glaucoma causes irreversible blindness, but when detected early, patients have a range of different treatment options to help preserve vision. Diagnosing cases of glaucoma also has an economic incentive, as managing the disease at an early stage costs significantly less than treating an advanced case.