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Welcome to National Diabetes Week – a good time to draw attention to the fact that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing eye complications than the rest of the population. If left untreated, these complications can lead to vision loss and, possibly, blindness. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important that you have your eyes examined by an eye care professional as soon as possible and on a regular basis thereafter. Unfortunately, these complications can often progress without causing obvious deterioration in your eyesight.
Serious eye-related complications of uncontrolled diabetes include:
The good news is that regular eye examinations and early intervention can prevent most serious, diabetes-related vision loss.
To find out more, take a look at this article.
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