Tag: India

Piloting the Treatment of Retinopathy in India: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust funded a programme of work to prevent and treat retinopathy in India. The Trust chose two institutions to carry out its work. The Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At the time that the work began, there were no programmes that…

The Emerging Epidemic of Diabetic Retinopathy in India

This report provides crucial guidance on how best to tackle what is fast becoming a leading cause of blindness in the Commonwealth and around the world. Diabetes, which has now reached epidemic levels, brings with it the devastating threat of vision loss and irreversible blindness. Of the estimated 385 million people diagnosed with diabetes globally, over 65…