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Comment & Response
August 2014

Vulnerable Populations in the Underuse of the US Health Care System by Persons With Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Macular Edema

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Division of Ophthalmology, Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(8):1030. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.1759

To the Editor We read with great interest the recent article by Bressler et al1 describing the current state of diabetic eye care in the United States. The lack of clinical eye care being provided to patients with diabetes mellitus is both alarming and concerning, especially in light of advances in vision-preserving treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME).

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