Health Care Professionals
When your patients with diabetes or prediabetes lose their sight, it’s devastating.
Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old.[i] And there are often no obvious signs or symptoms. Around 50% of people with diabetes do not receive an annual eye exam.[ii] But the evidence shows that early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up can reduce a person's risk for severe vision loss from diabetic eye disease by 95%.[iii]
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[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, available at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html. Accessed May 24, 2022.
[ii] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health, available at https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/resources/features/keep-eye-on-vision-health.html Accessed May 24, 2022.
[iii] National Eye Institute. People with Diabetes Can Prevent Vision Loss, available at https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-06/diabetes-prevent-vision-loss.pdf. Accessed May 24, 2022.