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Diabetes and Eye Health

April 6, 20159 min
Diabetes can affect a person’s eyesight in many ways. The American Diabetes Association reports that diabetics are 40% more likely to develop glaucoma, 60% more likely to develop cataracts and they are also susceptible to additional sight complications such as macular edema and retinopathy. Summit Medical Group board-certified ophthalmologist Monica Khalil, MD, discusses these conditions and the critical importance of eye care – including an annual eye exam – for people with diabetes.

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