Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 9

Diabetic Retinopathy Prevalence in High Income and Low Middle-Income Countries

Raba Thapa*

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (NAMS), Vitreo-retina specialist, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Raba Thapa, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (NAMS), Vitreo-retina specialist, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Received: May 23, 2021; Published: August 18, 2021

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is emerging as a major public health problem globally. DM has been the leading cause of mortality and various morbidities including blindness both in high income and in low and middle-income countries. In recent report of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 463 million adults aged 20 - 79 years worldwide (9.3% of all adults in this age group) have diabetes in 2019 and this number is projected to be 478 million by 2030 and 700 million by 2045 globally [1]. Almost four fifth (79.4%) of people with diabetes live in low and middle-income countries. The burden of diabetes has overwhelmed many healthcare systems, especially those of low and middle-income countries [1].


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Citation: Raba Thapa. “Diabetic Retinopathy Prevalence in High Income and Low Middle-Income Countries".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.9 (2021): 39-41.


Copyright: © 2021 Raba Thapa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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