The Patient Resources Center is a blindness prevention resource for patients who have been diagnosed with or those who are interested in educating themselves about diabetic retinopathy (DR)/(DME).

Patient Resources

How Blood Glucose Affects Eye Health

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

What Is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Guidelines for Vision Screening

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Defining the Eye Care Specialists

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Screening Saves Vision


The downloadable pocket card includes images and information about DR/DME, including risk factors and progression, and a checklist of questions for clinicians to review with patients to determine the appropriate interval for screening and evaluation for potential treatment.

Download the card (PDF).

Drive: Demonstrating Real Improvement in Value and Equity


DR/DME patient education toolkit provided in collaboration with the National Minority Quality Forum.

Download the

Resources for Elderly Patients


Older Adults and Diabetic Retinopathy: Keep Your Vision on TRACK handout

Download the handout (PDF)


Older Adults and Diabetic Retinopathy: What You Should Know infographic
Download the infographic (PDF)

American Society of Retina Specialists


Find a Retina Specialist

This initiative is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Associates, California Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, Endocrine Society, Global Education Group, National Minority Quality Forum, and Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.


Supporter Acknowledgment
This initiative is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC presents this resource for educational purposes only. Healthcare professionals are expected to employ their own knowledge and judgement during any discussion with, or treatment of, their patients.

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