The cost of an eye surgery is expected to triple by 2035, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal The Lancet, also found that more people than ever are taking preventive measures and that the average cost of a major surgery has doubled since 2015.
The report says that about 10 million people in the US and about 30 million globally were treated for eye and skin disorders between 2013 and 2020, a rise of over 30%.
It said that in 2020, nearly one in five people were treated at a cost of more than $100,000.
One in 10 people had surgery at $500,000 or more, and about 20% of people had a major eye surgery, while the cost of surgery for a skin disorder ranged from $30,000 to $100 and a hip replacement from $60,000 up to $300,000, according.
These costs can be staggering, with more than a million people dying from eye diseases in the UK in the last two years alone, according a report published by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
While the report does not name all the reasons for the rise in eye costs, it said that the trend was not due to more people having surgery, as a result of more patients being screened for conditions.
“The fact that we are seeing this increase in cost is not a new phenomenon,” said Professor Stephen Leake, director of the Eye Centre at the University of Sheffield and a lead author of the study.
“It is a growing problem, which is why it is so important that more funding is directed to eye care.”
The report also found a rise in the number of cosmetic surgery procedures that were approved in the past 12 months.
“Our analysis shows that cosmetic surgery has been increasing in scope and scope of the practice for the past decade,” Professor Leake told TechRadars.
“This is a big concern as it suggests that the number and scope is increasing at a rate that is not sustainable.”
The number of people treated for cosmetic surgery jumped by nearly half between 2015 and 2020.
About 1.5 million people had cosmetic procedures in that period, which was the most in nearly 30 years.
The number rose by just over 2 million people between 2015 to 2020, according the report.
It said the rise had been driven by people who had been screened for eye conditions, as well as older adults.
The average age of cosmetic procedures for people between 65 and 69 in the year to 2020 was about 22 years, compared to just over 13 for people over 65 in the same time period, the report said.
In 2020, there were 1.4 million cosmetic procedures approved, up from 1.2 million in 2014.
It is not clear why people are getting more procedures.
Professor Leakes told Techradars that cosmetic procedures were becoming more common because of the growing population and a need to look younger.
“When people are older, the skin gets wrinkled and it becomes thinner,” he said.
“But when they get younger, they have a healthier body and they can wear clothes without looking wrinkled.”
He said the trend towards cosmetic surgery was a trend that was likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
“There’s a lot of evidence that shows people are more likely to get cosmetic procedures,” he told Techradium.
“We need to get older people who have a more normal life expectancy.”
More: The study found that while the proportion of people who got cosmetic surgery in the decade to 2020 had fallen, the proportion who had surgery within the past six months rose from 21% to 37%.
More: Dr Paul Atherton, a cosmetic surgeon at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, said he was concerned about the rising costs.
“I think there are many people who would be interested in having cosmetic surgery because of cosmetic issues,” he explained.
“People with diabetes are particularly concerned about it.
They have to keep up their glucose control, so they have to be careful when they go for cosmetic procedures.”
The study also found an increase in people with a diagnosis of an underlying medical condition, such as a heart condition or diabetes.
The proportion of the population with an underlying condition, which includes cancer or arthritis, increased from 10% in the previous six months to 25% in 2020.
The majority of those with an issue were older people, with people in their 70s, 80s and 90s accounting for most of the increase.
Professor Atherson said it was important that the cost per operation was not high, because the surgery could be an important part of a long-term treatment plan.
“If you don’t treat your condition properly and you have a condition that is causing you pain, then you could get very expensive surgery,” he added.
The cost per procedure also increased across all ages, with the majority of people aged 50 to 59 seeing an increase of about $60 a procedure, compared with $26 in those aged 70 and over