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Invited Commentary
May 2016

Observations From a Population-Based Study of Diabetic Retinopathy in Chinese Americans

Author Affiliations
  • 1Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
  • 2Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(5):569. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.0560

Population-based epidemiologic studies address 3 principal questions: how many people are affected by the disease (prevalence); who will develop this disease over time (incidence), and who is at risk for the disease and why they are at risk (analyses of risk factors). Over the past few decades, findings from population-based studies of ocular diseases have provided such information that guides clinical care and allow policy makers to design disease-screening programs and related public health strategies to minimize the impact of eye diseases in different communities.

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