Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Diabetic Eye Screening is a key part of Diabetes eye health care

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that damages blood vessels inside the retina at the back of the eye which can lead to irreversible eye damage and blindness if not treated.

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.

Having active diabetic eye screening to detect and monitor diabetic eye changes in regional Western Australia is important given that diabetes is the third most common cause of visual impairment in Indigenous Australians.

For information on schedules or bookings contact Lions Outback Vision info@outbackvision.com.au or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.