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  • Writer's pictureSimone Klose

Diabetes & The Eye

Updated: Sep 23, 2022

Are you diabetic?

People with diabetes are recommended to have an annual eye exam, but unfortunately many health systems only report a 50% compliance rate from these vulnerable patients.

Diabetic retinopathy or diabetic eye disease is a medical condition whereby damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes mellitus. It is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. Because diabetic retinopathy is a condition with potentially harmful effects to your eyesight, it needs to be managed with regular check-ups.

Do you have a diabetic eye care management program in place?

Having a diabetic eye care management program in place allows for all involved parties to be pro-active in diagnosis and treatment of any potential conditions.

Our treatment center aims to produce a systematic way of monitoring and making early diagnoses of diabetic retinopathy by introducing a crucial step into patients’ GP check-ups. This is to ensure that the patient’s vision is not worsening over time. Because of the way our program is set up, patients can be directed to do all the necessary check-ups which enables a better control and detection of eyesight issues early, which then allows for a better prognosis.

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How does it work?

Our Oxia Diabetes Mellitus eye screening sites use advanced OxiaDM computer assisted software to automatically identify the presence of diabetic eye diseases in a way that is cost effective and quick. Within one visit to Screening Centre you can receive your diagnosis.

Should the system be alerted to any diabetic conditions, then you will be referred to an ophthalmologist for further tests, diagnosis and treatment.

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