Delisting Routine Eye Exams From Health Plan Resulted In Fewer Necessary Eye Exams For Patients With Diabetes

The delisting of routine eye exams from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for healthy adults under age 65Â�has resulted in lower rates of recommended eye screening for people with diabetes, states a study published in CMAJ -Â�even though eye exams for people with diabetes are still covered (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Medical guidelines recommend that people with diabetes have a dilated eye exam every 1-2Â�years to screen for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the major cause of blindness in adults and is the result of damage caused by diabetes… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
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