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In 2006, a Rise in Ophthalmic Surgeries

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The diseases of the eye--cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and presbyopia--are largely degenerative conditions that are the result of aging and are every bit as prevalent as cardiovascular disease and the aches and pains that accompany joint degeneration. In 2006, ophthalmic surgical procedures represented approximately 23.2% of all surgeries performed in the US, according to "US Surgical Procedure Volumes," a report recently issued by the Medtech Insight division of Windhover Information, and procedure numbers are expected to climb at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% through 2014.

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