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Percent of Blindness in 2010 Due to DR by Region

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Bourne R, Stevens G, White R, Smith J, et al. Causes of Vision Loss Worldwide, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis. Lancet GH. 2013; 1(6): 339-49. http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(13)70113-X.pdf

Reference

Title
Causes of Vision Loss Worldwide, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis
Publication
Lancet GH
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Bourne R, Stevens G, White R, Smith J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 1, Issue 6
Pages
339-49
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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