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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224-231

Noncommunicable diseases and noncommunicable eye diseases: What is the way forward?

Retina and Vitreous Services, Chakrabarti Eye Care Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Dr. Meena Chakrabarti
Retina and Vitreous Services, Chakrabarti Eye Care Centre, Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Kanjirampara P.O., Trivandrum, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_114_20

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As humans conquered indectious communicable diseases, nutritional deficiency as well as conditions responsible for maternal and perinatal mortality and lifespan increased, new problems such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal diseases, mental health, and drug abuse became significant health issues. Cloistered under a single umbrella term noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), these conditions as well as noncommunicable eye diseases are characterized by a course that is prolonged with multiple morbidities and an unequal distribution that puts the poor and the vulnerable at a disadvantage. Our country is going through the phase of communicable disease to noncommunicable disease (NCD) transition. And hence it is absolutely vital for us to plan and execute effective strategies to control these conditions.

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