Table 3

Projection of the number of people (40–80 years) with POAG, PACG, secondary glaucoma and overall glaucoma in 2020 and 2040

AsiaPOAG (million)PACG (million)Secondary glaucoma (million)Overall glaucoma (million)
20202040202020402020204020202040
East16.73 (6.91 to 33.37)19.02 (7.85 to 37.92)8.04 (2.09 to 20.52)9.13 (2.37 to 23.32)2.93 (0.54 to 9.08)3.33 (0.62 to 10.32)27.70 (14.50 to 48.87)31.48 (16.47 to 55.53)
South-Central14.67 (6.29 to 28.23)23.25 (9.97 to 44.74)3.39 (1.03 to 8.12)5.37 (1.63 to 12.86)2.70 (0.53 to 8.63)4.28 (0.84 to 13.68)20.76 (11.09 to 36.02)32.90 (17.58 to 57.08)
South-East5.75 (2.69 to 10.36)8.22 (3.85 to 14.83)1.45 (0.44 to 3.38)2.08 (0.63 to 4.84)1.12 (0.24 to 3.27)1.60 (0.35 to 4.67)8.32 (4.69 to 13.50)11.90 (6.72 to 19.32)
Western1.78 (0.59 to 3.86)2.98 (0.99 to 6.49)0.55 (0.10 to 1.66)0.92 (0.17 to 2.79)0.41 (0.06 to 1.45)0.68 (0.10 to 2.43)2.73 (1.22 to 5.14)4.58 (2.06 to 8.62)
Overall38.92 (17.84 to 74.58)53.47 (24.58 to 101.99)13.43 (4.01 to 31.79)17.51 (5.21 to 41.37)7.15 (1.55 to 21.62)9.89 (2.14 to 30.29)59.51 (32.62 to 101.19)80.87 (44.66 to 136.35)
  • PACG, primary angle closure glaucoma; POAG, primary open angle glaucoma.