Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Over time, diabetes can result in diabetic eye disease because of changes to blood vessels and blood supply. That’s why it’s important to have a comprehensive eye exam as soon as you’re diagnosed with diabetes, then continue to have regular eye examinations.
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