Basic Summary for Eye conditions


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Main name of condition: Eye conditions
Other names or spellings: Eye disorders, Eye diseases


What is Eye conditions?
  Brief description of Eye conditions: Any condition that may affect the eye or eyes.
  Parent types of Eye conditions: All Disease Categories
  Organs Affected by Eye conditions: eye
  Types of Eye conditions: Retinal conditions, Lens conditions, Uvea conditions, Corneal conditions, Accidental Eye Injury, Age-related macular degeneration, Anisometropia, Astigmatism, Autoimmune eye diseases, Autoimmune uveitis, Benign essential blepharospasm, Black eye, Blepharitis, Blindness, Cataracts, Choroiditis, Closed-angle glaucoma, Color blindness, Conjunctivitis, Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal ulcer, Dacryocystitis, Deuteranopia, Diabetic Lens Osmosis, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dichromasy, Dry Eye, Eye cancer, Eye foreign body, Fuchs' Dystrophy, Glaucoma, Headache-free migraine, Hemangioblastoma, Hyperopia, Hyphema, Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome, Keratitis, Keratoconus, Lattice dystrophy, Leber's hereditary optic atrophy, Macular hole, Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, Melanoma, Myopia, Neonatal ophthalmitis, Neurofibromatosis-2, Ocular Herpes, Ocular histoplasmosis syndrome, Open-angle glaucoma, Ophthalmitis, Opththalmoplegia, Optic neuritis, Presbyopia, Progressive external ophthalmoplegia, Protanopia, Pterygium, Red-green color blindness, Refractive Eye Disorders, Reiter’s syndrome, Retinal detachment, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of prematurity, Sarcoidosis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Sticky eye, Subconjunctival hemorrhage, Sympathetic ophthalmitis, Tapeworms, Trachoma, Usher Syndrome, Uveitis, Vision Impairment, Vitamin A deficiency, Diabetic Eye Disease
How is it treated?
  Prevention of Eye conditions: see prevention of Eye conditions
Society issues for Eye conditions

Cost statistics for Eye conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Eye conditions:

  • estimated $147,947,000 spent in public hospitals on eye diseases and disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $266,281,000 spent in public hospitals on eye diseases and disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalization statistics for Eye conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Eye conditions:
  • 1,100,000 people are hospitalised each year for eye surgery and medical treatment in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  • 24,744 admissions to private hospitals because of eye and adnexa diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 31,476 patient days spent in private hospitals for eye and adnexa diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 58,769 admissions to public hospitals because of eye and adnexa diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 73.6% of hospitalisations for eye and adnexa diseases in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 78,557 patient days spent in public hospitals for eye and adnexa diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 79.3% of hospitalisations for eye and adnexa diseases in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 107,407 patient days spent in public hospitals for procedures on eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 132,637 admissions to private hospitals for procedures on eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 142,358 patient days spent in private hospitals were for procedures on eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 68,505 admissions to public hospitals for procedures on eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 78.6% of hospitalisations for procedures on eye and adnexa were single day in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 84.5% of hospitalisations for procedures on eye and adnexa were single day in private hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 1.48% (58,711) of hospital episodes were for diseases of the eye and adnexa in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 79% of hospitalisations for diseases of the eye and adnexa were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 77% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 23% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for diseases of the eye and adnexa at public hospitals occurred in 30.1 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 2.6 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.91% (119,211) of private hospital episodes were for diseases of the eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 85.2% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 2% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 98% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa occurred in 61 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.1 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 1.4 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of the eye and adnexa in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Physician office visits for Eye conditions: 34,000,000 visits are made each year to a physicians office for eye care in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
  Physician office visit statistics for Eye conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Eye conditions:
  • 13,555,000 people visited a physician’s office primarily for vision dysfunction in the US 2001 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001)

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