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Prevalence and Incidence of Retinopathy

Incidence of types of Retinopathy:

For details see incidence of types of Retinopathy analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Incidence statistics for Retinopathy:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Retinopathy:

  • 65,000 diabetics develop proliferative retinopathy, the most sight-threatening stage in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Retinopathy usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Retinopathy at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Retinopathy refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Retinopathy diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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