As an eye doctor, I hope (and even at times, take for granted) that my diabetic patients understand the possibility of developing diabetic retinopathy... The frightening reality is that according to new research by an epidemiologist (Dr. Zhang, Atlanta), some form of diabetic retinopathy is found in almost one in three diabetic patients.
Most times when I ask a new patient with diabetes why they are in my chair, rarely is it because they came on their own. To me, this means that this patient may not truly know how serious diabetes can be or how it can affect their eyes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults […]
As a primary eye care practitioner, I am continually astonished by the number of diabetes patients I see who have either never had a dilated eye exam or feel they don’t require one (or at least not as often as I recommend). Then there are people with diabetes who are shocked to find out that their […]