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Table 2 Knowledge related questions and responses of the participants

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice among non-ophthalmic health care providers regarding eye management of diabetics in private sector of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

No Questions Correct answers Wrong answers The correct answers
Number Percentage Number Percentage
1 A 50-year-old patient is first time diagnosed to suffer from D.M type 2, when should his retinal examination be done? 279 78.6 76 21.4 Soon after diagnosis
2 If your diabetes patient was told by eye doctor that he/she does not have diabetic retinopathy. When should be his/her next diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening? 242 68.2 113 31.8 1 year
3 A10 year-old child is diagnosed to have insulin dependent D.M (Type 1). When should you send him/her for diabetic retinopathy screening? 119 33.5 236 66.5 Within 3–5 years
4 How does a diabetes Patient usually describe lost vision secondary to DR? 275 77.5 80 22.5 Gradual and painless
5 The risk of diabetic retinopathy is much higher and more serious in diabetic patient of long duration in which of the following complication of diabetes? 160 45.1 195 54.9 Diabetic nephropathy
6 Measures that can help in reducing the progression of Diabetic Retinopathy 102 28.7 253 71.3 Healthy lifestyle (regular exercise, good diet & stop smoking), Stringent blood lipid control and Control of systemic blood pressure
7 Diabetes Mellitus can cause the following changes in eye 47 13.2 308 86.8 Macular edema, Cataract formation, Macular ischemia andVitreous haemorrhage
8 Diabetes Mellitus can cause changes in eye which of following changes require to emergency review by ophthalmologist 108 30.4 247 69.6 Sudden loss of vision, pre-retinal or vitreous haemorrhage and Retinal detachment