Diabetic Eye Disease (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Even if the patient is not experiencing any symptoms due to diabetes mellitus, the patient should have an annual eye examination by an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye disease and eye surgery).
If the ophthalmologist notices any significant signs of diabetic eye disease or if the patient requires treatment, exams may need to be scheduled more frequently than annually.
If the patient notes any significant changes in vision other than a mild temporary blurring, they should contact an ophthalmologist immediately.
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