Over 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, with an estimated additional 6 million people unaware they have a form of the disease.
- Diabetes can result in diabetic retinopathy; an eye disease that affects the blood vessels in the all-important retina. Nearly 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy.
- Patients with diabetes are also at a greater risk of developing glaucoma and macular degeneration.
- Your Primary Care Physician or Endocrinologist may refer you to an Ophthalmologist to rule out diabetic retinopathy. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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