Teaching Case Report ~ Subconjunctival Hemorrhage and Diabetes: A Lesson Learned

Todd Peabody, OD, MBA, FAAO 
Taylor Steger, OD 
Matt Lepage, OD


Abstract

Every year in the United States more adults become legally blind due to diabetes than due to any other disease. This teaching case report reviews the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, management and treatment options of diabetic retinopathy. This case specifically highlights the need for detailed history-taking and adherence to an appropriate dilation schedule. 

Key Words: subconjunctival hemorrhage, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy

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