More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are blind, visually impaired, or have an age-related eye disease, and adult vision loss costs our economy more than billion a year.
Alliance Releases Updated Silver Book on Vision Loss
Published March 9, 2012
March 9th, 2012 – On March 7, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) joined with the Alliance for Aging Research (AAR) and the glaucoma community in releasing The Silver Book®: Vision Loss Volume II during the 2012 World Glaucoma Week Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Blindness Incidence and Progress Towards Individualized Treatments.
The Silver Book®: Vision Loss Volume II presents the latest data on the significant health and economic burden of age-related eye diseases and demonstrates the potential for innovative treatments emerging from research. AAR President and CEO Daniel Perry noted that this edition contains 150 “insights” from 80 different research sources, adding that “it is testimony to the progress of research that there are already enough new data to warrant an update since the initial vision loss edition was released in September 2007.” He emphasized that AAR’s series of Silver Books on various age-related diseases facilitate policymakers’ discussions about healthcare delivery and research spending priorities, especially important as the nation faces the “Silver Tsunami” of 10,000 citizens a day turning age 65 between years 2011 and 2029.
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