TITLE

DIABETES EPIDEMIC SIGNALS AN INCREASE IN BLINDNESS, TOO

AUTHOR(S)
Rabin, Roni Caryn
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;12/18/2008, Issue 990, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the alarming increase of blindness caused by diabetes in the U.S. The number of Americans who could lose their vision due to diabetes-related eye diseases will shoot up over the next four decades according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study indicates that the number of adults 40 and older with diabetic retinopathy will increase 16 million in 2050 from 5.5 million in 2005.
ACCESSION #
36427364

 

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