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oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Retinopathy in diabetic patients evaluated at a primary care clinic in Cape Town

 

Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is the fifth leading cause of global blindness, affecting an estimated 1.8 billion people and responsible for 4.8% of blindness. In South Africa, it is the third leading cause of blindness after cataract and glaucoma, and is responsible for 5% of blindness (0.04% of the total population). Cataract and refractive error are prioritised for the first phase of Vision 2020 in South Africa, while strategies to deal with diabetic retinopathy are recommended as a priority for the second phase. These strategies will include provision of adequate screening and argon laser treatment.

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2007-10-01
2016-12-02
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