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Is diabetic retinopathy preventable?

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You can lower your chances of diabetic retinopathy by controlling your blood sugar levels closely and by getting your eyes checked regularly. Even then, you may not always be able to prevent or slow damage to your vision.

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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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