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How common is diabetic retinopathy?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: 80% of diabetics

80% of diabetics who have had diabetes for at least ten years suffer with diabetic retinopathy.
Research indicates that at least ninety percent of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes.

In brief: 80% of diabetics

80% of diabetics who have had diabetes for at least ten years suffer with diabetic retinopathy.
Research indicates that at least ninety percent of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
It is the most common cause of retinal visual loss in working-age patients.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
It is the most common cause of retinal visual loss in working-age patients.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Too common...

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults ages 20–74 years.
Between 2005–2008, 4.2 million—28.5 percent—people with diabetes ages 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, 655, 000—4.4 percent of those with diabetes—had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss.

In brief: Too common...

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults ages 20–74 years.
Between 2005–2008, 4.2 million—28.5 percent—people with diabetes ages 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, 655, 000—4.4 percent of those with diabetes—had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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