Encouraging annual dilated eye exams for people with diabetes – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The light sensing tissue in the back of the eye is the retina.
Huang: Often diabetes can begin to cause damage to the retina without causing visual loss.
Narrator: Dr. Suber Huang is the chair of the National Eye Health Education Program’s Diabetic Eye Disease Subcommittee. He says that’s why it’s important to get an annual dilated eye exam.
Huang: It's important to notice these problems before vision is lost, and to do that you need to see your eye care professional.
Narrator: In the U.S., diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. For tips to prevent vision loss, including where to find an eye care professional, 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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