Vision-Saving Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Device for Your Primary Care Practice

By CME on Jun 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.  According to the 7th edition of the Diabetes Atlas, more than 400 million people globally currently live with diabetes and by 2040 the number will grow to 642 million.  It is estimated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology that 80% of diabetics will eventually develop some level of diabetic retinopathy.  Despite the fact that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 95% of vision loss cases, typically only half of patients with diabetes see an eye specialist for an annual retinal exam.1

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