|Screening Schedule and Flow Chart|
|How the Eye Photo Service Works|
|How to Find Us|
|How to Grade Diabetic Retinopathy|
|Before Sending a Patient|
|Why Screen for Diabetic Retinopathy?|
|Retinal Photography for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening|
With the rising prevalence of diabetes mellitus worldwide, diabetic retinopathy is now a leading cause of blindness among working age individuals.
Diabetic vision loss can be prevented by early detection and treatment of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Because the most effective window period for treatment is usually at a time when the patient is still asymptomatic, clinical practice guidelines worldwide call for routine annual eye screening for all diabetic persons so that those at risk of visual loss may be identified and treated (*Diabetic Retinopathy Screening CPG, KKM 2008).
Failure to screen is a major reason why many diabetic patients present to the ophthalmologist with established visual loss that could have been prevented with timely intervention.