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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

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(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


(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



(All providers n=133)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=368)

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

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