An epidemic of diabetes is taking place worldwide, due to changes in lifestyle and diet. This has led to a concomitant increase in diabetic eye disease which has prompted one specialist in the area to speculate that diabetic retinopathy (DR) could one day become the world's leading cause of blindness. In this context, there is great interest in the problems surrounding the provision of diabetic eye care in settings of limited resources – where the growth of diabetes prevalence is most marked.
This course addressed the growing scope of the global DR problem, while acquainting participants with novel strategies to combat the disease in areas with limited resources.
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