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LHW Diabetic Retinopathy Pakistan

The National Diabetic Survey carried out in Pakistan in 2016-2017 estimated an overall ageadjusted prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in adults of 26.3 per cent. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of DM that requires early diagnosis, routine monitoring and treatment to control. Since 2014, Sightsavers has been implementing a five-year programme designed to strengthen the response to DR in three districts of Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi. The project supported the provision of equipment, related infrastructural investments and the training of human resources needed to provide integrated DR services in the catchment districts.