Diabetic Eye Disease Quiz

Diabetic Eye Disease Quiz

Instructions: One answer is correct; the correct answer is given after each question.

  • Complete the sentence: Diabetic Eye Disease is

a. The least common complication of diabetes type I and II

b. The most common complication of diabetes type I and II


Answer b) Diabetic Eye Disease is the most common complication of diabetes type I and II

  • If left undiagnosed and untreated, diabetes can cause which of the following eye diseases

a. Disease of entire retina including the center, increased intraocular pressure and loss of vision

b. Disease of only central part of retina and loss of vision

c. Disease of entire retina including the central part responsible for sharp vision, increased intraocular pressure, premature lens opacity and loss of vision

d. Disease of entire retina and loss of vision


Answer c) Disease of entire retina including the central part responsible for sharp vision, increased intraocular pressure, premature lens opacity and loss of vision

  • Which of the following is true: Diabetic Eye Disease

a. Can lead to severe visual impairment affecting patient’s productivity and quality of life

b. Is a self-limited disease which does not require long-term follow-up


Answer a) Can lead to severe visual impairment affecting patient’s productivity and quality of life

  • Which of the following is true: Patients with diabetic eye disease 

a. will notice symptoms as soon as they develop the disease

b. may not be aware of the disease progressing until a very late stage when advanced changes occurred 


Answer b) may not be aware of the disease progressing until a very late stage when advanced changes occurred 

  • Which of the following is true: The thickening of retina in the center of retina (diabetic macular edema)

a. Occurs with same frequency in any patient with diabetic retinopathy

b. Occurs with increasing frequency as diabetic eye disease worsens


Answer b) Occurs with increasing frequency as diabetic eye disease worsens

  • The reasons for vision loss in diabetic patients related to diabetic eye disease are

a. Macular edema only

b. Macular edema and complications of diabetic disease affecting the entire retina


Answer b) Macular edema, complications of disease affecting the entire retina, premature diabetes-related cataract or diabetic eye disease-caused increase in intraocular pressure

  • If diagnosed early, diabetic eye disease progression 

a. Can be prevented in many patients

b. Cannot be prevented or treated

c. Cannot be prevented but can be treated 


Answer a) Can be prevented in many patients

  • Diabetic eye disease should be treated 

a. as soon as physician recommends treatment based on disease diagnosis

b. Cannot be prevented or treated

c. Cannot be prevented but can be treated 


Answer a) as soon as physician recommends treatment based on disease diagnosis

  • Tele-ophthalmology 

a. Allows identification of eyes at risk of vision loss

b. Involves guessing how healthy eyes are

c. Means phoning a physician about your eyes


Answer: a) Allows identification of eyes at risk of vision loss

  • Teleophthalmology screening programs require patient to

a. Undergo a lengthy visit at an ophthalmology clinic with dilation of eye pupils preventing the patient from driving back from the visit

b. Undergo a quick test at home  

c. Undergo a lengthy evaluation at an ophthalmology clinic which does not require dilation of eye pupils 

d. Undergo a quick test which does not require pupil dilation at any network health care center equipped with fundus camera


Answer: Undergo a quick test which does not require pupil dilation at any network health care center equipped with fundus camera

  • Teleophthalmology has been show to detect patients at risk of vision loss with 

a. High accuracy

b. Low accuracy


Answer: a) High accuracy

  • An early Diabetic Eye Disease diagnosis means

a. With proper monitoring and treatment, many patients will have to give up work immediately

b. With proper monitoring and treatment, many patients can work until retirement age, can drive, and live a long fulfilled and satisfied life

c. With proper monitoring and treatment, many patients will be told to stop driving


Answer: b) With proper monitoring and treatment, many patients can work until retirement age, can drive, and live a long fulfilled and satisfied life