Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults and affects four of every ten people with diabetes. But only half of those who should be screened for diabetic retinopathy are screened, leaving the rest vulnerable to vision loss that is frequently not detected until it is too late. Timely treatment of diabetic retinopathy can reduce the risk of vision loss by 95%.
Primary care providers need to screen their patients with diabetes. These activities provide you with the tools to detect diabetic retinopathy in patients who may not otherwise be screened. Start with "The Basics" followed by "Do It Better" to learn how we can save the sight of our diabetic patients.
FMOLHS Saving Sight: The Basics
FMOLHS Saving Sight: Do It Better