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Diabetic retinopathy: Understanding diabetes-related eye disease and vision loss

By: David Hepner, MD, MPH, Contributor Over 30 million people in the United States live with diabetes, and approximately 7.7 million people have diabetic retinopathy, making it the most common cause of vision loss in working-aged adults. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy has increased significantly over the past 20 years, due to the rise in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes. …

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