Targeted eye care education urged for adults with diabetes

The utilization of eye care among patients with diabetes requires education targeted at financial barriers and comprehension of ophthalmic implications of their disease, according to researchers.β€œIn the United States, Medicare covers an annual eye examination for those with diabetes, and most health insurance covers medical eye examination and payment for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma. However, 25% to 47% of those with diabetes do not have yearly eye examinations,” Chiu-Fang Chou, DrPH, of the division of diabetes translation at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention (Read more...)

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