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Diabetes patients with OSA at higher risk of diabetic retinopathy, study finds

A study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that the prevalence of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy among type 2 diabetes patients with obstructive sleep apnea was 42.9%, compared with 24.1% among those without OSA. UK researchers evaluated 230 diabetes patients and found that those with OSA were also at a higher risk of developing pre-/proliferative DR after a median follow-up of 43 months, but the risk was reduced for those who received continuous positive airway pressure treatment.

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