Chapter 30. The Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Diabetes

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman3,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair4,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant5 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer6
  1. Tien Y. Wong1 and
  2. Ron Klein2

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch30

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wong, T. Y. and Klein, R. (2008) The Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Diabetes, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 4

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 5

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 6

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • diabetes eye disease epidemiology;
  • diabetic retinopathy prevalence at baseline;
  • diabetic retinopathy demographic variations;
  • early treatment for diabetic retinopathy study (ETDRS);
  • chronic inflammation and diabetic retinopathy;
  • retinal vascular diseases and retinal vein occlusion (RVO);
  • diabetes risk factor for glaucoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Retinal Vascular Diseases

  • Neuro-ophthalmic Manifestations

  • Cataract

  • Glaucoma

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgement

  • References