Epidemiology of blindness attributable to diabetes in Scotland: change over 20 years in a defined population

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ConclusionCompared with the previous decade, the prevalence of blindness attributable to diabetes has decreased in the population with diabetes, with a trend towards a decrease in its incidence. This may be a consequence of an increased denominator population, resulting from better recording of diabetes and changes to the diagnostic criteria. Over the decade 2000–2009, the incidence of blindness attributable to diabetes fell by a mean of 10.6% per year in the population with diabetes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Diabetic Medicine)