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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month: NSU Invites You to Get Your Annual Eye Examination

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Nearly half of Americans have diabetes or are at high risk for it.

Reviewing the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, diabetes continues to be a growing problem. Specifically, this sight-stealing condition affects more than 30.3 million, or 1 in 10 Americans, with about 7.2 million adults unaware they have it, or undiagnosed. What’s more, another 84.1 million adults are pre-diabetic.

Diabetes is the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness in Americans of working age. In fact, the National Eye Institute (NEI) projects diabetic retinopathy (DR) to climb to 11 million by 2030. Also, some people who have significant sight-threatening retinopathy are often asymptomatic for their diabetes and, therefore, do not know they have it. Sadly, 60% of those who are aware of their condition are not getting annual dilated exams (BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 2017).

The Eye Care Institute at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) would like to remind you that an annual comprehensive dilated eye examination plays a pivotal role in the early detection and management of diabetes eye disease.

Save your vision! Schedule your appointment today.

(954) 262-4200

For more information on the services and locations of The Eye Care Institute at NSU, please click here.