Diabetes Education and Ocular Disease Progression Study

Effect of Diabetes Education during Retinal Ophthalmology Visits on Diabetes Control

California Retina Consultants are taking part in a study that is trying to find out if educational information about diabetes and diabetic eye diseases during an examination of the retina can help patients with diabetes take better care of their diabetes. In this two-year study, some patients will receive additional information about diabetes and diabetic eye diseases and the other half will receive the same information the eye doctor would ordinarily give patients during their regular eye exam.

The study is being conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRNet), and includes over 100 eye centers in the United States that specialize in the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy. The National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases are providing funding for this study.