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Diabetic retinopathy: all the facts

Diabetic retinopathy: all the facts


Margaret Spencer
RGN Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma (London)
Ophthalmic Outpatients
Worthing Hospital
West Sussex

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in the working age group, accounting for approximately 12% of blind registrations among those under 65 years of age. Patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic eye disease, with up to 38% of patients with type 2 diabetes presenting with eye disease on diagnosis.(1)

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