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Carmichael publishes article on diabetic eye disorders 

Kim Carmichael, MD, FACP

In August, Kim A. Carmichael, MD published a recent article in Issue 8 of “Consultant 360,” titled “How Do We Best Care for the Eyes of People With Diabetes?” 

The most common eye disorders among those with diabetes are cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Cataracts is “2 to 5 times more likely to occur in adults with diabetes and occur at an earlier age.” Glaucoma on the other hand, is the global leading cause of irreversible blindness, and more than 50% of people with diabetes end up developing diabetic retinopathy. 

In the article, Dr. Carmichael addresses various questions, such as how common the disorders are, risk factors, how they’re detected, and prevention methods.  

How Do We Best Care for the Eyes of People With Diabetes?