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World J Diabetes. Apr 15, 2015; 6(3): 489-499
Published online Apr 15, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i3.489
Table 2 Recommended timing of retinal examinations in patients with type 2 diabetes[6]
Patient characteristicsTiming of retinal examination
Initial diagnosis of type 2 diabetesSoon
No diabetic retinopathyOnce a year
Presence of symptoms such asDuring the next few days
Loss of vision
New difficulties during reading
Altered color perception
New, moving dark spots in the eye
Presence of diabetic retinopathyDepending on the severity of retinopathy, e.g., every 3-6 mo