Cataract Eye

Cataract Statistics

Cataract Statistics
Number of Americans age 40 and older who are affected by Cataracts 20.5 million
Percent of Americans age 80 and older who have Cataracts 50 %
Annual amount spent by the federal government to treat cataracts through Medicare $3.4 billion
Cataract Surgery Statistics  
Average cost of cataract surgery per eye $3,279
Number of Americans who have cataract surgery each year 3,000,000
Success rate of cataract surgery 98 %
Percent of patients had no severe postoperative complications 99.5 %
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Statistic & Data References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, Medicare
Date research was conducted: August 1st, 2015