Knowing the clinical signs can aid diagnosis and treatment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Despite the advancement in diagnostic technology and treatment strategies, diabetic retinopathy remains a major cause of new onset blindness in the U.S.
Many diabetics neglect their eyecare due to not knowing and/or misunderstanding the effects of diabetes to the eyes and visual system. Much of the inadequacies in patient education can be attributed to the absence or insufficient communication among healthcare providers, including optometrists, and our patients.