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The state of diabetic retinopathy in the Philippines
 

The state of diabetic retinopathy in the Philippines

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In celebration of World Diabetes Day this November 14, 2017, we run down some key facts about diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the Philippines.
 
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14 Nov 2017 - General
 
Opthalmologic evaluation should be part of routine work-up once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. A 5-year history of diabetes mellitus is a significant risk factor for contracting damage to the retina. It is a physician's responsibility to take this into consideration when seeing patients with diabetes in order to prevent the unwanted complication of diabetic retinopathy- blindness. For the MIMS community, do physicians routinely refer diabetic patients to ophthalmologists for ...
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