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People with diabetes are 40% more likely to have glaucoma, than adults without the disease.

Eye Complications. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/eye-complications/. Published November 2013. Accessed November 2, 2015

Reference

Title
Eye Complications
Publication Date
Published November 2013
Authors
American Diabetes Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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