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Diabetic eye disease and low vision

Stone, Niamh, Ryan, Barbara and Sinclair, Anne 2012. Diabetic eye disease and low vision. British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease 11 (6) , pp. 282-287. 10.1177/1474651411428950

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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of registrable blindness among the working age population of the UK. Primary prevention associated with improved medical management and the introduction of national screening programmes aim to reduce the incidence of eye disease. Should retinopathy develop, there are several treatments that can help to preserve vision. While these interventions can prevent or delay visual loss, many patients with diabetes still experience significant functional and practical difficulties as a result of impaired vision. Recognising visual problems at an early stage is important as this ensures improved support from the multidisciplinary team with appropriate education, timely visual impairment registration and access to support services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Uncontrolled Keywords: blindness; diabetes; impaired vision; retinopathy
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1474-6514
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:46

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