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STARPICKS 15 Jun 2021 | 7:14 AM

Preventing vision loss from diabetes

SEVENTY percent of diabetics will develop some changes in their eyes within 15 years of diagnosis (1). This type of complication in the eyes is known as diabetic retinopathy. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in Malaysia has been reported to range from 44.1% to 48.6%; while other studies show 12.3% for Type 1 diabetes mellitus and 22.3% for Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Most published Malaysian data are primarily hospital-based.