A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) analysis suggests clinicians should schedule eye exams for patients with Type 1 diabetes based on disease severity, not a typical annual schedule. Adjusting the frequency based on the risk of complications would “result in fewer eye exams at lower cost and quicker diagnosis and treatment of advanced retinopathy,” according to the NIH.

National Institutes of Health. Fewer exams and better eye health? Aye-aye, finds Type 1 diabetes study. April 19, 2017.