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How Much Do You Know?

Do you know that diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness? If you have diabetes, do you know how to reduce your risk of vision loss? To determine what your Eye-Q is, answer the following questions.

  1. People with diabetes are more likely than people without diabetes to develop certain eye diseases.

  2. Diabetic eye disease usually has early warning signs.

  3. People with diabetes should have yearly eye examinations.

  4. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels in the eye.

  5. People with diabetes are at low risk for developing glaucoma.

  6. Laser surgery can be used to halt the progression of diabetic retinopathy.

  7. People with diabetes should have regular eye examinations through dilated pupils.

  8. Cataracts are common among people with diabetes.

  9. People who have good control of their diabetes are not at high risk for diabetic eye disease.

  10. The risk of blindness from diabetic eye disease can be reduced.

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health