Diabetes-related Retinopathy and Diabetes-related Macular Edema Prevalence

Diabetes-related Retinopathy and Diabetes-related Macular Edema Prevalence

Globally 35.4% of  patients with diabetes present with some form of Diabetes-related Retinopathy, and 7.5% of patients present with Proliferative Diabetes-related Retinopathy. The incidence was found to be higher in  patients with type 1 diabetes with 77.3% of patients displaying some form of Diabetes-related Retinopathy and 32.4% displaying Proliferative Diabetes-related Retinopathy. For patients with Type 2 Diabetes 25.2 % showed some form of Diabetes-related Retinopathy and 3.0% displayed Proliferative Diabetes-related Retinopathy. There are approximately 93 million people with Diabetes-related Retinopathy, 17 million with Proliferative Diabetes-related Retinopathy, 21 million with Diabetes-related Macular Edema, and 28 million with vision-threatening Diabetes-related Retinopathy worldwide 4 .