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People Affected Worldwide by DR

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By 2030, more than 191 million people around the world will be affected by DR—56 million with vision-threatening DR.

Zheng Y, He M, Congdon N. The Worldwide Epidemic of Retinopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012; 60(5): 428. http://www.ijo.in/article.asp?issn=0301-4738;year=2012;volume=60;issue=5;spage=428;epage=431;aulast=Zheng;type=0

Reference

Title
The Worldwide Epidemic of Retinopathy
Publication
Indian J Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Zheng Y, He M, Congdon N
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 5
Pages
428
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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