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Global DR Prevalence

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The overall prevalence of global DR is 34.6%—6.96% for PDR, 6.81% for DME, and 10.2% for vision-threatening DR.

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
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 5
Pages
428
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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