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|Finally, we will concern ourselves with diabetic retinopathy and the impacts it has on an individual's functional vision. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in individuals of working age. While not everyone who is diabetic will have visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy, the longer an individual is insulin-dependent, the greater the chance that their vision will be affected. Individuals with diabetes are at greater risk of experiencing vision loss from cataracts and glaucoma, secondary to their diabetic retinopathy. Approximately 40% of all individuals with diabetes have some degree of retinopathy. This incidence increases with the disease's duration and when blood glucose cannot be controlled.|
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