Diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to blindness, but some people don’t know they have it, and others refuse to make changes needed to prevent complications.
Now, an eye doctor at the University of Virginia has come up with a relatively cheap and easy way to diagnose eye damage and to motivate patients.
For more than a decade, Dr. Paul Yates has been searching for a camera that could help him examine the backs of patients’ eyes. The quest began during his years as a resident at Harvard.
An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia. It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.