What is the prevalence at diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Whether patients develop diabetic retinopathy depends on the duration of their diabetes and on the level of glycemic control maintained. [102, 103] Because the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes often is delayed, 20% of these patients have some degree of retinopathy at diagnosis.


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