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How can diabetic retinopathy be detected early?

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Routine screening is the best way to detect diabetic retinopathy early. If you have type 1 diabetes you should have a complete eye exam within five years of a diabetes diagnosis. If you have type 2 diabetes you should get an eye exam at the time your diabetes is diagnosed. After these exams, everyone with diabetes should have an eye exam at least once a year.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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