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Ophthalmology and Eye Disease in Diabetes: Diabetic eye disease can be devastating, leading to severe vision impairment or blindness. While retinopathy is most common, other problems common to diabetics include glaucoma, macular edema, and cataract. Educating your diabetes patients to get an annual, comprehensive eye exam can help them reduce the risk of these and other eye issues. You’ll find the latest insights to protect your patients here and in our weekly newsletters.

2017 ADA Position Statement on Diabetic Retinopathy

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This represents the first such update by the American Diabetes Association since 2002, and is notable for inclusion of the latest evidence and recommendations with respect to appropriate eye examination intervals, referral criteria, prevention of incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR), and treatment strategies.

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