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Use of a mobile examination for DR screening in Finland decreased visual impairment by 86% in the covered area.

Hautala N, Aikkila R, Korpelainan J, et al. Marked Reductions in Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Achieved by Efficient Screening and Timely Treatment. Acta Opthalmologica. 2014; 92(6): 582-7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aos.12278/abstract

Reference

Title
Marked Reductions in Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Achieved by Efficient Screening and Timely Treatment
Publication
Acta Opthalmologica
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Hautala N, Aikkila R, Korpelainan J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 92, Issue 6
Pages
582-7
URL
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