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In 2001, approximately 420,000 diabetic retinopathy patients visited physicians or hospitals for treatment of their disease.

Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al. The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2006; 124(12): 1754-60. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/12/1754

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 12
Pages
1754-60
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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