Retina Diabetes Often Occurs in Developing Countries

Loss of the ability to see would not expect anyone because it will certainly change the quality of one's life drastically. Along with the development and prosperity that occurred in Asian countries, also participated in a lifestyle change.

The increasing age of a person, the more people who suffer from diabetic retinopathy (a complication of diabetes on the retina), glaucoma and disorders of the central retina (macula), which can lead to impaired vision and even blindness.
Retina Diabetes Often Occurs in Developing Countries
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Dr Ian Yeo Yew San, ophthalmologists who served as a consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre is incorporated in a healthy tourist services, FlyFreeForHealth, said, "Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the retina of the most common in grown, especially those working in developing countries."

As many as 80 percent of cases of blindness in humans should be avoided. Often times it is caused by complications of diabetes and other medical conditions. The longer affected by diabetes, the higher the possibility of getting damaged eye blood vessels.

"About 60 percent of patients had diabetes for 50 years or more will be damaged blood vessels in the eye, and one percent are at risk of blindness," Dr. Yeo.

According to the National Health Survey in 2004 in Singapore, 8.9 percent of men and 7.6 percent of women affected by diabetes. Rate of diabetes in India is the highest number, ie 15.3 percent, Malaysia 11 percent, and China 7.1 percent. These statistics would be a guide for other Asian countries.

"Successful Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on early detection and the type of treatment," concludes Dr Yeo.

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