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Current treatments for proliferative diabetic retinopathy have reduced the rate of blindness within 5 years from 50% to less than 5%.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study. http://www.nei.nih.gov/neitrials/static/study53.asp

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Title
Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute
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