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Eye Exam for Diabetes Patients

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Eye Exam for Diabetes Patients

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 78% Horizontal bar, 78 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 70% Horizontal bar, 70 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 62% Horizontal bar, 62 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 62% Horizontal bar, 62 units
PacifiCare of California 62% Horizontal bar, 62 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 61% Horizontal bar, 61 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 59% Horizontal bar, 59 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 55% Horizontal bar, 55 units
Western Health Advantage 54% Horizontal bar, 54 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO patients with diabetes had an eye exam to watch for disease that can lead to blindness?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative and medical records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar can cause bleeding in the blood vessels in your eyes and lead to blindness. You should have regular eye exams, as part of your diabetes care, to watch for any signs of damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.