Encouraging annual dilated eye exams for people with diabetes – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. During National Diabetes Month, experts are emphasizing that dilated eye exams can detect diabetic eye disease early.
Huang: Treatment options are available and often most beneficial when the disease is detected early.
Balintfy: Dr. Suber Huang is the chair of the National Eye Health Education Program’s Diabetic Eye Disease Subcommittee. He says it’s good to catch eye disease early because:
Huang: Vision lost often can't be restored.
Narrator: Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of diseases including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. For details on diabetic eye disease, including how to get financial assistance for eye care, visit www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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