Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
33.0 per 1,000 adults (2017)

16.5 per 1,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

33.0 per 1,000 adults aged 18 years and over with diabetes had visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss. Nearly half of people with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy, but many of them don’t know it. Strategies to reduce vision loss from diabetic retinopathy include regular dilated eye exams and diabetes management — including regular medical visits, a healthy diet, physical activity, and medication.

Workgroup: Vision Workgroup