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Can an eye doctor detect if you have diabetes by looking?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Yes,

Because they can find retinopathy consistent with diabetes and then confirm by having your hemoglobin a1c checked.
(technically, it's the blood test that confirms presence of diabetes.

In brief: Yes,

Because they can find retinopathy consistent with diabetes and then confirm by having your hemoglobin a1c checked.
(technically, it's the blood test that confirms presence of diabetes.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Eye exam

Opthalmoscope is used to look at inside of eye (retina & cornea) and can detect diabetes.

In brief: Eye exam

Opthalmoscope is used to look at inside of eye (retina & cornea) and can detect diabetes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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