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- Diabetic retinopathy—damage to blood vessels in the retina caused by high blood sugar—is the most common cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults in the US.
- Since diabetic retinopathy might not show any symptoms in the early stages, having an annual dilated eye exam is crucial for everyone living with diabetes.
- Eye care and other healthcare professionals can remind their patients with diabetes to take the necessary steps to protect their eyes from vision loss.
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