Diabetic Retinopathy

Frequently Asked Questions

17. What can I do to protect my vision?

The National Eye Institute urges everyone with diabetes to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. If you have diabetic retinopathy, you may need an eye exam more often. People with proliferative retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care.

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