n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Diabetes and the eye

Volume 25, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Diabetes causes a wide spectrum of diseases in and around the eye. Diabetic damage is not limited to the lens and retina, but also includes other orbital, ocular and neurological complications. The WHO estimates that there are 150 million people worldwide living with diabetes, and expects this figure to double by 2025. More than 90% of these patients are type 2 diabetics. According to WHO and CDC statistics there are about 7.5 million undiagnosed diabetics in the USA.

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