This presentation will focus on how diabetes affects the eye in many ways. It will not only cover how a person could lose his or her vision from diabetes, but it will also help “connect the dots” on why the examination of the eye is such an important and critical component in the treatment and management of diabetes. This course is not only beneficial to eye doctors but also critically important to any health provider who comes into contact with patients with diabetes.
1. Increase knowledge and competency in understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
2. Understand how diabetes affects vision and structures of the eye other than the retina.
3. Understand why yearly dilated retinal exams are important for diabetics and understand why communication between eye professionals and the health professional treating the diabetes is so important.
October 27, 2017, 3:15 PM
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