Comm Eye Health Vol. 24 No. 75 2011. Published online 31 October, 2011

Diabetic retinopathy: everybody’s business

Laser is the most effective treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. SOUTH AFRICA. © Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison
Laser is the most effective treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. SOUTH AFRICA. © Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison

We must not leave Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) just to the specialists, whether they are specialists in diabetes or in retinal disease. In future, every single health worker will have to contribute to preventing, detecting, and managing diabetes and diabetic retinopathy.

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