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DR Treatment Reduced Risk of Blindness

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Appropriate treatment can reduce the risk of blindness or moderate vision loss from DR by more than 90%.

World Health Organization. Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus: Report of a WHO consultation. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press; 2005. http://www.who.int/diabetes/publications/prevention_diabetes2006/en/. Accessed May 17, 2016

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Title
Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus: Report of a WHO consultation
Publisher
WHO Press
Publication Date
2005
Authors
World Health Organization
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