Diabetic Screening

Diabetes can cause permanent damage to your sight which could ultimately lead to blindness. Thankfully, with regular check-ups at our screening centre, we can diagnose and stage this disease before its too late.

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Dr Dylan Joseph

Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

MBChB(Pret), Dip Ophth(SA), FC Ophth(SA),
MMed Ophth UFS (cum laude)

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Fight diabetic retinopathy & blindness with early treatment.

In only 3 easy steps:

Contact us at Vision For Life Clinic and arrange a booking for a diabetic screening photograph.These appointments are at affordable medical aid rates. At no additional cost, at the same screening test point, you can also be checked for other common diseases that are leading causes of blindness, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and tumours of the eye.

Get your Retina Photographed with our high-res fundus camera. At Vision For Life Clinic our optometrist will take photographs of your eyes using the ‘fundus’ camera. The photographs are securely uploaded to our cloud-based software (input) where the images are stored and sent to a diabetic screening centre in Singapore as well as our ophthalmologist for analysis.

Receive a pre-diagnosis report within seconds. While you wait, your image will be screened for diabetic retinopathy without the need for eye specialist visits or eye dilation. Should the system be alerted (output) to any diabetic conditions, then you will be referred to an ophthalmologist for further screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Within seconds a remotely located ophthalmologist will also review the photographs taken for more intensive scrutiny.

Did You Know?

Type 1 diabetics often need regular check-ups. However, non-insulin dependent patients sometimes do not even know that they are diabetic, especially in pre-diabetic states. This can mean that their eyesight is worsening unknowingly. For this reason, both diabetic and non-diabetics could benefit from our screening centre.

  • 80% of all blindness can be avoided if treated early.
  • Do you or anyone in your family suffer from diabetes? Are you over the age of 60? This increases your risk of sight-threatening eye diseases.
  • Diabetes can lead to vision loss from diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Get screened regularly!
  • Regular screening can determine your risk for diabetic retinopathy – which has no early warning signs or symptoms.
  • With timely treatment, 90% of those with advanced diabetic retinopathy can be saved from going blind.

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