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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness in adults. Early detection and subsequent treatment of DR has been shown to be effective at saving vision and medical costs. However, adherence to annual dilated eye exams is relatively poor among people with diabetes. This project in Waterbury, VT aimed to identify patients' potential knowledge gaps about the connection between diabetes and eye disease, educate patients about DR with a 2 min educational video in the primary care office, and then assess their level of interest in getting an eye exam after watching the video.
Waterbury Family Medicine
diabetic retinopathy, diabetes, ocular health, Vermont
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Curran, Delaney, "Evaluating knowledge and educating patients about diabetic retinopathy screening in Washington County, VT" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 576.