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Stopping Vision Loss in Diabetes: Impact of Early Intervention

Author(s)/Faculty: Rishi P. Singh, MD; Leann Olansky, MD
Release Date: 5/9/2016Expiration Date: 5/8/2017
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
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Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, in part because many patients with diabetes are not identified as needing therapy and referred for ophthalmic evaluation. In addition to counseling patients on the impact glucose control has on maintaining vision, clinicians should emphasize the need for vision screening among patients with diabetes, even before the occurrence of visual symptoms. Early detection offers the best long-term visual outcomes and is even more important with new treatments approved for the management of diabetic retinopathy, which may prevent vision-impairing diabetic macular edema. In activity, leading specialists in endocrinology and ophthalmology will discuss preventive measures that clinicians can take to delay or prevent vision loss in patients with diabetes, review the latest data on treatment options for patients with diabetic eye disease, and provide strategies for improving the communication among members of the health care team to offer the best visual outcomes for patients with diabetes.