Study shows high prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in sub-Saharan Africa

HAMBURG — The prevalence of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa demands urgent development of diabetic eye services, a speaker said at the Euretina meeting here.  “Prevalence of [sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy] is 6 times higher compared to the data reported in recent European studies; prevalence of proliferative diabetic retinopathy is over 10 times higher,” Phil Burgess, MD, said.

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