Screening For and Managing Diabetic Eye Disease
— Chuck Aldridge, OD
Diabetic retinopathy affects over 95 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. Early screening to detect minor changes in the eye can reflect a change in the overall health status of a patient. Once DR is diagnosed, tracking progression and treatment success becomes key to delaying vision loss.
Fortunately, you are practicing in a time of great innovation. While electroretinography is not new, there are now ERG tests that are practice-, technician-, and patient-friendly that help us manage patients who are at risk for, and already have, diabetic retinopathy.