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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.

Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #17: Diabetes and the Eye Part 1 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Introduction Diabetic retinopathy is the most common clinically significant microvascular complication of diabetes, but cataract is the most common ocular complication, with a prevalence of about 60% in those aged 30–54, five times more frequent than in those without diabetes. Diabetes is also associated with raised intraocular …

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Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can predict incipient peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes… The technique involves the examination of unmyelinated nerve fibers at high magnification using a laser-scanning corneal confocal microscope to image the subbasal nerve plexus of the patient’s cornea. Increased severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is …

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Eye Chart Pro

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Dok LLC Free/iOS   Eye Chart Pro is a randomizable visual acuity exam, and can be controlled remotely. It’s useful for triaging, house visits, and for those patients who have memorized the office chart. Features include: Randomizable Snellen Chart; Randomizable Tumbling E Chart; Randomize the whole chart or one line at a time; Smooth …

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