According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 40,000 new cases of blindness are reported each year among Americans with diabetes. The agency also reports diabetes as being the leading cause of new blindness among U.S. adults aged 20-74 years. Furthermore, persons with diabetes are 25 times more likely than the general population to become blind.
Since most of this blindness in persons with diabetes results from diabetic retinopathy, a disorder characterized by microvascular changes in the retina, routine screenings can help in early detection and thus become a critical element informing subsequent medical treatment.
We provide diabetic retinopathy screenings to individuals who are at risk of blindness resulting from diabetes. Our EyePACS credentialed consultants* are fully equipped to administer retinal image readings, interpretations, referrals and reporting services. Patients can now benefit from advanced screening technology currently available at Inglewood Medical and Mental Health Services.
*Training and credentialing provided by the University of California, Berkeley Optometric Eye Center
Screening for blindness caused by diabetes.