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World Kidney Day is March 10, 2022

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk for eye problems and vision loss, particularly those who have diabetes or high blood pressure. The theme of this year’s World Kidney Day 2022 (WKD), on March 10, highlights the theme of “Kidney Health for All,” underscoring the importance of healthy diet and lifestyles. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) provides specifics related to vision and eye health, recommending that kidney patients check with their nephrologist about their eyes and emphasizing the importance of regular eye exams. NKF explains the risk of vision loss due to retinopathy, which occurs “when diabetes and/or high blood pressure damage the small blood vessels in the retina…High blood pressure and diabetes may be risk factors for glaucoma” as well. Read more in an article from NKF: Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Your Eyes.