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Diabetic retinopathy: major risk factors, screening practices and public health challenge

  • 18 January 2018
  • Dr Geeta

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss in middle-aged and elderly people globally. Early
detection and prompt treatment allow prevention of diabetes-related visual impairment [VTDR]. Patients with
diabetes require regular follow-up with primary care physicians to optimize their glycaemic, blood pressure
and lipid control to prevent development and progression of DR and other diabetes-related complications.

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