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January 27, 2014 12:45 AM

Centre’d on Diabetes: Yearly eye exams important for the diabetic patient

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States and across the globe, resulting in more cases of blindness, even in working-age adults. The National Eye Institute reports that 40 percent to 45 percent of Americans with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy — damage to the back of the eye or retina, which is the form of diabetes damage in the eyes that can cause the most trouble.

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