Study populations 

Lebanon, in 2016, had an estimated population of 5.9m with 23% under the age of 15 years and 8% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, the population distribution in Lebanon is expected to decrease to ~5.6m with its population age distribution drastically changing. Those 14 years and younger will make up only 14% of the population while those aged 65 years or older will be 23%.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 464,200 people living with the condition and an estimated 191,100 undiagnosed cases.

Read the Report 

Cover page for Lebanon Study Report. For accessible PDF version of full report click the image.

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

50% In time for screening, 50% When visual problems have already occurred
(Ophthamologists n=2)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred  

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

66.7% Yes, 33.3% No
(All providers n=6)
Yes No  

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

33.3% Sufficient information available, 33.3% Information not sufficient, 11.1% No written information available, 22.2% Don't Know
(Adults with diabetes n=9)
Sufficient information available 
Information not sufficient
No written information available
Don't Know

Time of follow-up for eye examinations for adults with diabetes

100% Once a year
(Adults with diabetes n=7)
Once a year

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