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Nearly all patients with type 1 diabetes, and greater than 60% of patients with type 2, develop retinopathy within the first two decades of the disease.

Fong, David S., Lloyd Aiello, Thomas W. Gardner, George L. King, George Blankenship, Jerry D. Cavallereno, Frederick L. Ferris, and Ronald Klein. Retinopathy in Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004; 27: 584-7. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/27/suppl_1/s84

Reference

Title
Retinopathy in Diabetes
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Fong, David S., Lloyd Aiello, Thomas W. Gardner, George L. King, George Blankenship, Jerry D. Cavallereno, Frederick L. Ferris, and Ronald Klein
Pages
584-7
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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