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How often should I get an eye exam if I am having a baby and have diabetes?

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Diabetes can damage nerves in your eyes and cause vision loss or even blindness. Your doctor will usually recommend an eye exam before pregnancy, a second exam during your first trimester. After that, how often you need to check your eyes will depend on the health of your eyes.

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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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