Diabetic Eye Screening is a key part of Diabetes eye health care
In people with diabetes, tiny blood vessels in the retina may become diseased and damaged. This process is called diabetic retinopathy. It usually affects the retina slowly, over months or years.
The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the risk of diabetic retinopathy. All people with diabetes are at risk, whether or not they are insulin dependent.
Funding to support Diabetic Retinopathy screening is courtesy of Fred Hollows Foundation and The Eye Surgeon’s Foundation.
Outback Vision supports primary health care services to embed Diabetic Retinopathy into core business: