Necessary diabetic eye exams skipped despite funding

8 01 2013

Necessary diabetic eye exams skipped despite funding

Delisting routine eye examinations for adults had the unintended consequence of reducing publicly funded retinopathy screening for people with diabetes, researchers in Ontario say.

Fewer people with diabetes are getting eye exams to prevent complications, which researchers call an unintended consequence of the Ontario government’s decision to delist the exams for other adults.

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