Journal article

Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in Type2 diabetes in developing and developed countries

LM Ruta, DJ Magliano, R LeMesurier, HR Taylor, PZ Zimmet, JE Shaw

DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: As the global prevalence of diabetes increases, so will the numbers of people with diabetic retinopathy. Our review aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of available studies of diabetic retinopathy and how prevalence varies around the developed and developing world. METHODS: A detailed literature search using PubMed was undertaken. The following search term was used: 'diabetic retinopathy AND prevalence'. The titles and abstracts of all publications identified by the search were reviewed and 492 studies were retrieved. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. RESULTS: A total of 72 articles from 33 countries were included. There were only 26 population-based studies usi..

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