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Global Estimates on Number of People Blind or Visually Impaired by Diabetic Retinopathy

Authored by Diabetes Care
Posted on October 10, 2016
Topic: Diabetic Eye Care
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http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/39/9/1643

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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