These report moreover shows that among Americans, community of Hispani-Americans are especially at risk for diabetes and related eye problems. But what is shocking is that most of them are unaware of their heightened susceptibility. Among Hispanic-Americans older than 40, one in five is diabetic.
Jose S. Pulido, MD, Academy clinical correspondent and professor of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN says that “Effective treatments, including annual eye exams, can reduce severe vision loss in diabetics by up to 94 percent. And so we always urge diabetic people to go for regular eye check-ups.
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and in this month a survey reports, about 24 million Americans suffering from diabetes. Researchers expect an five percent increase in number annually in the future years.