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More Than 1/3 Not Adhering to Vision-Care Guidelines
On March 1, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than one third of people with diabetes do not adhere to vision care guidelines established by both the Academy and the American Diabetes Association.
In a study conducted by the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University Medical Center at Stony Brook, New York, researchers asked 2,308 people with diabetes if they had a yearly dilated eye examination. Eight hundred thirteen study participants (35 percent) reported they had not received dilated eye examinations in the year prior to the study interview.
Researchers said factors affecting whether or not patients with diabetes received dilated eye examinations included:
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