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Detection and treatment of proliferative diabetic eye disease and clincally significant macular edema with laser therapy can reduce severe vision loss progression by 50% to 60%

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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