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Chronic Alcohol May Impair Vision in Diabetics

MedPage Today recently reported that long-term consumption of alcohol may impair vision in diabetics. Drinkers performed less well on vision chart tests than non-drinkers. It’s not a diabetic retinopathy issue.

Beer and distilled spirits were riskier than wine.

The MedPage Today article didn’t comment on the potential health benefits of alcohol consumption. You can bet I’ll keep an eye on this.

Steve Parker, M.D.