Diabetic Eye Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and can lead to blindness.146 million people around the world have diabetic retinopathy and of these 43 million have an advanced form of the disease. More than 8 in 10 people at risk of vision loss from diabetes live in low–and middle–income countries (LMICs).
The Diabetic Eye Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries PSP will work with patients, carers, and healthcare providers to identify uncertainties about the prevention and management of diabetic eye disease in LMICs.
The image at the top of this page is by Ben Bohane/ South Irian Productions
Videos are available to explain the PSP:
- Kenya – Promotional tile with audio: Mr Reuben Magoko Carlo, National Chairman and Founder Kenya Defeat Diabetes Association, Kenya
- Ethiopia – Promotional video: Dr Alemayehu Woldeyes, Medical Director at Go-Far Vision Specialized Eye Clinic, Ehiopia
- Nepal – Promotional video 01: Dr Raba Thapa, Consultant vitreo-retina specialist at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal
- Nepal – Promotional video 02: Mr Dhiraj Adhikari, Ophthalmic Officer of District Community Eye Centre Bhaktapur, Nepal