Table 2

Basis of base case estimate of costs of blindness in AMD

OutcomeEstimated cost (ref)Estimate of the proportion with CNV and 20/200 visual acuity who would have this outcome in 1 year (ref)
*First year of blindness only, †∼30% of residents pay for themselves.
Blind registration*£59.70 (14)+£37.71 (15)94.5% (16)
Low vision aids£136.33 (19)33% (20, 21)
Low vision rehabilitation£205.30 (15)11% (17)
Housing benefit and council tax benefit£2714.40 (22)45% (17)
Social security£1924 (23)63% (18)
Tax allowance£319 (24)5% (17)
Depression£391.97 (25)38.6% (26)
Hip replacement£3669 (27)5% (27–30)
Community care£2848.63 (15)6% (18)
Residential care£15904.41 (15) (−30%†)30% (16, 32, 33)