Lowering the risk of visual impairment and blindness.

  title={Lowering the risk of visual impairment and blindness.},
  author={Jos{\'e} G. Cunha-vaz},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={15 Suppl 4},
Diabetic retinopathy remains the leading cause of visual disability and blindness among professionally active adults in economically developed societies, which is of particular concern because the prevalence and incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus is expected to increase sharply during the next decade. Retinopathy is fundamentally similar in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and it is widely accepted that if detected and treated early, loss of vision and blindness from diabetic retinopathy… CONTINUE READING
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