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Up to 80% of diabetics who have had the disease for 10 years or more are affected by diabetic retinopathy.

Kertes P, Johnson M. Evidence-Based Eye Care. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008. http://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Based-Eye-Care-Peter-Kertes/dp/0781769647

Reference

Title
Evidence-Based Eye Care
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Kertes P, Johnson M
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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