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We read with interest the article by Namperumalsamy et al1 describing the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and its associated risk factors in a South Indian community. The authors reported that older age (>50 years) was a significant risk factor for the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy. This finding has potential ramifications in view of the increasing proportion of older people worldwide, who are more likely to develop and require treatment for diabetes and its complications.
A review of …
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