Study populations 

Turkey, in 2015, had an estimated population of 80m with 63% aged between 15 and 59 years of age and only 12.6% were 60 years and older. The nation’s population is projected to reach over 85m in 2023 and peak with 93m in 2050. At this time almost one in three will be 60 years of age or older.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 6.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 2.7m undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Turkey 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

11% In time for screening, 86% When visual problems have already occurred, 2.9% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=35)
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

67% Have had an eye exam, 33% Never had an eye exam
(Adults with diabetes providers n=362)
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

51% Yes, 39% No, 9.8% Don't Know
(All providers n=133)
Don't Know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

26.6% Every visit, 25.3% Multiple times per year, 20.7% Once a year, 10.3% When symptoms arise, 4.9% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=368)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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