Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema Prevalence

Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema Prevalence

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