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Diabetic retinopathy in sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the challenges of an emerging epidemic

BMC Medicine201311:157

Received: 24 April 2013

Accepted: 4 June 2013

Published: 2 July 2013

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Original Submission
24 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Clare Gilbert
10 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Yorston
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Lin Lee
Resubmission - Version 3
23 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
2 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-157

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Authors’ Affiliations

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, College of Medicine
Lions First Sight Eye Unit, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
St Pauls Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Department of Eye and Vision Sciences, University of Liverpool