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60% of Americans with diabetes skip annual sight-saving exams

New Mexico Academy of Opthamology and American Academy of Opthamology | 11/10/2020 | Albuquerque Journal

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. The New Mexico Academy of Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.

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