Disparities in diabetic retinopathy screening and disease for racial and ethnic minority populations--a literature review.

@article{NsiahKumi2009DisparitiesID,
  title={Disparities in diabetic retinopathy screening and disease for racial and ethnic minority populations--a literature review.},
  author={Phyllis A Nsiah-Kumi and Stacie R Ortmeier and Amy E Caruso Brown},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={430-7}
}
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. This sight-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority populations. Tight glycemic control and routine eye screening can diminish the public health impact of this devastating condition in minority communities. However, racial and ethnic minority patients are more likely to have poorer glycemic control and are less likely to be screened for diabetic retinopathy… CONTINUE READING

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