Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 22nd, 2004
A U.S. population-based study, published in the March 2004 issue of Ophthalmology, showed that the incidence of uveitis was nearly three times that of previous estimates in the United States.
Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Based on the findings of the study, it is estimated that more than 280,000 people in the United States have problems with the disease each year. Uveitis is responsible for 30,000 new cases of blindness annually and up to 10% of all the cases of blindness,...
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