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History of Ophthlamology

View a video on the History of Ophthalmology on the International Council of Ophthalmology YouTube Channel:… More »

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Advocacy Tool and Article: Estimating the Cost of Blindness

Ophthalmic Epidemiology published two simple cost models developed by Eckert et al.1 that estimate the annual loss of… More »

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Journal of Current Ophthalmology

Journal of Current Ophthalmology, the official publication of the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology, is a peer-reviewed,… More »

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Diabetic Eye Care

Eye Disease-Diabetic Retinopathy

not yet rated October 10, 2016 Global Estimates on Number of People Blind or Visually Impaired by Diabetic Retinopathy

Those that are blind or visually impaired due to DR is on the rise. In this paper published in Diabetes Care, the authors mapped a meta-analysis from 1990 to 2010 and found that in 2010 27% of blind people and 64% of visually impaired people had DR to blame for their sight problems. The highest DR-related blindness and visual impairment numbers were in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


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