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

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

(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

(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

(Adults with diabetes n=18)

  • Vision loss
  • Amputation
  • Kidney disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=19)

  • Every visit
  • Multiple times per year
  • Once a year
  • When symptoms arise
  • Never
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