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Harnessing technology to fight against diabetic retinopathy
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Harnessing technology to fight against diabetic retinopathy

The world is facing a silent epidemic of diabetes that claims around 42 lakh lives around the world every year. Globally, around 53 crore adults are living with this disease and facing the risks of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation that can result as complications of this condition. India shoulders a burden of over 7 crore diabetics, ranking it second place globally. While we are aware that diabetes or diabetes mellitus affects various parts of the human body, the chronic disease also harms our eyes and results in a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy which could lead to an irreversible deterioration in vision. This complication of diabetes i...