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Do lots of people get diabetic retinopathy, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not unusual
Retinopathy is one of the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes and is one of the most common causes of blindness in the US.

In brief: Not unusual
Retinopathy is one of the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes and is one of the most common causes of blindness in the US.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20–74 years.
In 2005–2008, 4.2 million (28.5%) people with diabetes aged 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, 655, 000 (4.4% of those with diabetes) had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss.

In brief: Very common
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20–74 years.
In 2005–2008, 4.2 million (28.5%) people with diabetes aged 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, 655, 000 (4.4% of those with diabetes) had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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