Diabetic macular edema: ‘not enough awareness and patient care’

Individuals with diabetes have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetic eye disease. But new research reveals that less than 50% of US adults with diabetic macular edema - retina swelling that can lead to blindness - are told by their doctor that diabetes is the cause of their condition, and less than 60% have had a dilated eye exam in the last year.

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