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Retinal Photography Clinic

Retinopathy screening is part of the overall care for people with diabetes.

The main purpose of screening for diabetic retinopathy is to check for eye change before the patient notices deterioration in his or her vision. Eye complications are frequent and can lead to partial or even total loss of vision.

New, non-urgent referrals for diabetic eye checks are booked into the Retinal Photography Clinic. A medical history, visual acuity and intraocular measurement is taken. Patients then undergo central and optic nerve centered dilated retinal photography.

Retinal photography has several benefits:

  • Improved long-term monitoring / early detection of pathology to decrease diabetic retinopathy morbidity
  • An excellent source of screening and monitoring of benign choroidal lesions, macular degeneration and optic nerve pathology, including Glaucoma