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Study populations

Japan, in 2016, had an estimated population of 126m with 13% (16m) under the age of 15 years and 27% (34m) over the age of 65. Due to Japan’s low fertility rates, by 2050, the population in Japan is expected to decrease by 15% and those aged 65 years or older will represent 36% (39m) of the total population.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 7.2m people living with the condition and an estimated 3.4m undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(Ophthamologists n=26)

  • In time for screening
  • When visual problems have already occurred
  • Too late for effective treatment

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed an eye exam


(All providers n=73)

  • Have had an eye exam
  • Never had an eye exam

Percentage of health care providers who share patient data with other health care providers to optimize patient care


(Adults with diabetes n=32)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=73)

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

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