Comprehensive Care’s retinal screening team is here to survey any changes in your eyes, preventing loss of vision.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy (kinonga karu nā te matehuka), which is damage to the retina, in the back of your eye.
Diabetic retinopathy commonly causes visual impairment and blindness. If it is noticed early, through retinal screening, it can be slowed or stopped through treatment. You can reduce your chances of developing it through living a healthy lifestyle and ensuring you have regular eye exams.
You can protect yourself against eye damage from diabetes through control of weight, blood pressure and blood glucose. Comprehensive Care’s DSME courses and dietitian services are available to assist patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
What is retinal screening?
Comprehensive Care uses specialised equipment to take photos of the back of your eyes to check if there is any damage to the retina. This is a process specific to finding diabetes related damage to your eyes and is different to a general eye exam.