Diabetic Retinal Screening
MOST RECENT UPDATE
Since you were here last, we have updates on our Diabetic Retinal Screening Project:
Finally, the wait is over! By mid-December, the BCS, Madisonville, Caldwell, and Navasota Clinics will receive retinal screening cameras. Soon, staff will screen diabetic patients for diabetic retinopathy with these newly installed cameras. Before this rollout, Chief Operations Officer, Cas Perez, and the project management team are working with managers to coordinate delivery, installation, and training. Final dates TBD. STAY TUNED!
Original Project Outline
Our goal: Develop a process for diabetic HealthPoint patients to receive retinal scans to screen for diabetic retinopathy. Screening for diabetic retinopathy is a common practice. In fact, providers can screen patients with a handheld or desktop camera. With this in mind, retinal cameras were purchased and allocated to clinics where patients will soon get screened during their visit.
- Time of clinic impact: December 2021
- Affected Clinics: BCS, Navasota, Madisonville, and Caldwell
Here are a few symptoms to look for from our friends at Mayo Clinic
To begin with, you might not have symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. Then, as the condition progresses, you might develop:
- Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
- Blurred vision
- Fluctuating vision
- Dark or empty areas in your vision
- Finally, Vision loss