Diabetes can be beaten!

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

Diagnosed early, you have a good chance to manage or control it well to prevent blindness and other side effects.

Diabetes not only promotes blindness, it is one of the co-morbidities associated with the current pandemic. At OELC we offer a new diabetes screening service to the local health care community to help combat diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It is increasingly affecting the working population. Untreated diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs. It can lead to blindness. Early diagnosis of this chronic disease is therefore key in combatting these side effects.

Diabetes symptoms can be so mild that it may be hard to spot at first. We offer non-invasive screening by means of artificial Intelligence, OXIA, to help doctors diagnose and predict its risk earlier than ever before. For Type 2 diabetes, which is generally associated with lifestyle, the prospect of identifying those at risk much earlier than before is exciting! It may help to motivate people to work towards preventing any sight threatening complications.

All health care practitioners registered on our system can make a booking for their diabetic patients with us on our online platform. At the diabetic screening visit your personal digital wide field retinal image and macula OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) are captured. These images are analysed via a screening software and a diabetic risk report is generated with the assistance of an eye specialist. Once the report is finalised it is sent to the referring the health care provider. The detailed risk report helps identifying, managing and monitoring diabetic patients in Namibia.

Additional to diabetic screening, all patients are simultaneously screened for Hypertensive Retinopathy, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and Glaucoma.

You can make a booking to have your risk assessed today.


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