NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
The NEI’s Diabetic Eye Disease page offers information about retinopathy (a Spanish version is available at www.nei.nih.gov/ health/espanol/index.asp). Resources include a quiz to test your knowledge of retinopathy, (www.nei.nih.gov/health/ded_quiz/index.asp), a list of questions you may wish to ask your eye doctor to help better understand your condition (www.nei.nih.gov/health/talktodoc.asp), and a collection of financial aid options for resources like eyeglasses and eye exams (www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp). These Web pages and others can be downloaded as PDF files; contact the NEI to order paper copies.
AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES
The NEI also maintains a page on age-related eye diseases, many of which are more common in people with diabetes. The page includes links to information on age-related macular degeneration (www.nei. nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts.asp), glaucoma (www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma), and cataract (www.nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_facts.asp), with photographs that approximate the vision of people with these conditions.