The worldwide epidemic of diabetic retinopathy

  title={The worldwide epidemic of diabetic retinopathy},
  author={Yingfeng Zheng and Mingguang He and Nathan Congdon},
  booktitle={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a major microvascular complication of diabetes, has a significant impact on the world's health systems. Globally, the number of people with DR will grow from 126.6 million in 2010 to 191.0 million by 2030, and we estimate that the number with vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) will increase from 37.3 million to 56.3 million, if prompt action is not taken. Despite growing evidence documenting the effectiveness of routine DR screening and early treatment, DR… CONTINUE READING

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