“Patients with diabetes aged between 45 and 49 were 4.6 times more likely to develop cataracts”

PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TWICE AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP CATARACTS – AOP

A new report, the second report on cataract incidence in the UK’s diabetic patients since the 1980s, has analysed the medical records of 56,510 UK-based diabetes patients aged 40 or over.

The results have shown that having diabetes doubles your risk of being diagnosed with a cataract; this risk is six times higher if a diabetic patient has diabetic maculopathy, emphasising the importance of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening programme.

Read the full report on the Association of Optometrists website by clicking the logo below:

“Patients with diabetes aged between 45 and 49 were 4.6 times more likely to develop cataracts”
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