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Table 5 Visual acuity and retinopathy 6 years after diabetes diagnosis

From: Prevalence and progression of visual impairment in patients newly diagnosed with clinical type 2 diabetes: a 6-year follow up study

  Visual acuity a  
  Normal Moderately impaired Blind All patients
Retinopathy a n = 734 n = 54 n = 16 n = 804
Diabetic retinopathy     
   Microaneurysms only 46 (6.3) 5 (9.3) 0 (0) 51 (6.3)
   Further diabetic retinopathy b 48 (6.5) 10 (18.5) 3 (18.8) 61 (7.6)
Age-related macular degeneration, AMD 65 (8.9) 20 (37.0) 11 (57.9) 96 (11.9)
Other retinopathy 44 (6.0) 0 (0) 2 (10.5) 46 (5.7)
No retinopathy 541 (73.7) 23 (42.6) 1 (6.3) 565 (70.3)
  1. Data are numbers (column-%)
  2. a Refers to best seeing eye
  3. b Among patients with normal eye sight, impaired eye sight and blindness there are 4, 2 and 1 patient, respectively, with proliferative retinopathy