• In 2011, 2.71 million people in the United States had primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), with the highest estimated number among populations aged 70 to 79 years (31%), women (53%), and non-Hispanic whites (44%).

    In 2050, an estimated 7.32 million people will have POAG, with the highest number among populations aged 70 to 79 years (32%), women (50%), and Hispanics (50%). The largest demographic group will shift to Hispanic men. During the next 40 years, the highest per capita POAG rates will double in New Mexico, Texas, and Florida.

    This interactive map, based on data provided courtesy of Vajaranant, Wu, Torres et al, demonstrates how the impact of POAG will shift during the next 3 decades.

    Used, with permission, from Vajaranant TS, Wu S, Torres M, Varma R. The changing face of primary open-angle glaucoma: demographic and geographic changes from 2011–2050. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 154 (2): 303–314.