Study populations

Chile, in 2016, had an estimated population of 18.1m with 20% under the age of 15 years and 11% aged 65 years and over. By 2050, total population will increase to 216m with those under the age of 15 years making up 14% while one in four (26%, 5.6m) will be 65 years or older.

Alongside the ageing population, the prevalence of people with diabetes appears to be increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.4m people living with diabetes and an estimated 470,800 undiagnosed cases.


Report & Infographic

Cover page for Chile Study Report. For accessible PDF version of full report click the image.
Info-graphic containing overview of findings. For an accessible PDF please click the image.

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

25% In time for screening, 75% When visual problems have already occurred, 0% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=10)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred Too late for effective treatment

Availability of DR patient education materials in health care providers’ offices

15% Sufficient information available, 35% Information not sufficient, 40% No written information available, 10% Don’t know
(All providers n=20)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

68.4% Vision loss, 15.8% Amputation, 15.8% Kidney disease
(Adults with diabetes n=18)
Vision loss Amputation Kidney disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

21.1% Every visit, 5.3% Multiple times per year, 31.6% Once a year, 36.8% When symptoms arise, 5.3% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=19)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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