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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of severe vision loss in US adults. It is estimated that less than 50% of patients with diabetes consistently receive annual eye exams. Diabetic patients in rural communities may face additional barriers towards receiving recommended eye care as these communities generally have lower incomes, lower insurance rates and older populations. This project sought to educate diabetic patients about eye disease in a rural Vermont primary care practice using an active learning modality.
NVRH Corner Medical, Lyndonville VT
Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, education, Vermont
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McClain, Ian J., "Retinopathy Screening: Assessing Knowledge & Educating Diabetic Patients in Caledonia County, Vermont" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 519.