Diabetes: Retinal Screening at OELC
Updated: Aug 20
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most prevalent but preventable blinding diseases among adults aged 20-74 years, which notably includes the working-age population. With early detection, diabetic retinopathy can be treated with modalities that have been proven to decrease the risk of severe vision loss by > 90%.
Apart from decreasing the risk of vision loss, medical professionals are now also able to make informed decisions on overall diabetic management. This is possible when information about the retinal findings of their patient is available to them.
It is now possible to do a real time booking for a patient for diabetic retinopathy screening at OELC. A retinal image is captured of both eyes and a software powered by Artificial Intelligence does an accurate risk report.
We are aware that Diabetes, especially Type 2 is on the rise and optimal life long management is important. Diabetic patients are part of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness is more important than ever before.
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