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Type 2 Diabetes - Did you know....

21/11/2019

Diabetic retinopathy is the cause of visual impairment for 4.2 million people globally. It's caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This is why you should attend your retinal eye screening annually, but only half of people with diabetes attend.

Adults age 50+ with diabetes are at higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care can reduce the risk of severe vision loss by 95%.

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