Did You Know?
- Nearly 80% of patients with diabetes will eventually develop diabetic retinopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adults aged 20-74
- Less than 50% of diabetic patients on average comply with referrals to an eye specialist
- Early detection and treatment can prevent up to 95% of vision loss cases
- Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs in people who have diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes.
- The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
Protect Your Vision
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. However, it’s one of the most preventable vision-threatening diseases in the world. With early detection and treatment, 95% of vision loss cases can be prevented.