RetinaVue Screenings – One of the most valuable screenings available for diabetic patients is now available at EPIC Health.

Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults because it often goes undetected. With early detection and treatment, as much as 95 percent of vision loss cases can be prevented.

RetinaVue is the latest equipment developed that uses an electronic method to digitally capture, save and transmit retina images for screening. In addition to identifying, classifying and documenting all levels of Diabetic Retinopathy from very mild to vision threatening, this equipment has also been able to diagnose an assortment of systemic diseases including papilledema, hypertension, macular degeneration (AMD), cancer and strokes.

All patients with diabetes should have this screening annually, even if they’ve had a visit with their eye doctor.

Diabetes is an epidemic; there are 44 million people living with diabetes in North America today, and by 2040 there will be 60 million. Although Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most preventable causes of blindness among adults, there is still a large percentage of patients with diabetes not being screened for Diabetic Retinopathy.

RetinaVue has the potential to change lives by helping to identify Diabetic Retinopathy in patients who had not previously been screened for the disease, leveraging the potential to save the sight of thousands, if not millions, of people with diabetes.

If you have diabetes and have not had this screening you should get it scheduled online today.