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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.

Link Between Carbohydrates and Vision Loss

People consuming diets with a higher glycemic index than average were at greater risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The researchers suggest that 20 percent of cases of advanced AMD might have been prevented if individuals had consumed a diet with a glycemic index below average.

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