Relationship of duration and onset of diabetes to prevalence of diabetic retinopathy.


In a population study of all registered insulin-treated diabetic patients on the Swedish island of Gotland, the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy was determined with ophthalmoscopy, biomicroscopy, and color photography. Retinopathy was present in 173 of 368 patients (47%) and reached a prevalence of 100% after 30 years of diabetes. Proliferative… (More)


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