Why Retinal Screening Matters
Eye health

Why Retinal Screening Matters

Why Retinal Screening Matters (This is the first of three short pieces dealing with retinal screening, which can mitigate the risk of diabetic retinopathy) Retinal screening is a key aspect of diabetes patient care. However, non-attendance at eye clinics has been recognized as an independent risk factor for poor outcomes from diabetic retinopathy (DR). In…

How You Can Lose Your Eyesight to Diabetic Retinopathy if Untreated
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How You Can Lose Your Eyesight to Diabetic Retinopathy if Untreated

Meet Gede. He is 28, lives in Bandung, Java, Indonesia, and has Type 2 diabetes. Gede lost his sight from Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) or diabetic blindness, which could have been avoided. Like other young men and women with diabetes, he did not think he was at risk and didn’t routinely undertake diabetic eye screenings. His sight…