Diabetic Retinopathy Appears Linked to Depression

Source: Medscape

People with diabetic retinopathy experience depression at higher rates than the general population, but the rate decreases at the most severe stage of the disease, an analysis of a large database shows, according to a Medscape report.

Although the study did not establish cause and effect, it alerts clinicians to explore the ways that the emotional wellness of a patient might be intertwined with eye disease, said Daniel Olson, MD, from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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