May is Healthy Vision Month – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. During Healthy Vision Month, experts are emphasizing the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams. Neyal Ammary-Risch at the National Eye Institute explains.
Ammary-Risch: A lot of the eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration, which are the most common diseases, have no early warning signs or symptoms so people don’t go to see an eye care professional until they start noticing things are wrong. But through a dilated eye exam, the eye care professional can detect a, signs of diseases in early stages when they’re most treatable before vision loss occurs.
Narrator: She says it’s important to have comprehensive dilated eye exams on a regular basis. To learn more, visit www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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