Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), the leading cause of blindness in adults under 65 years of age (working age), through accessible screening methods and advanced technology

Diabetes Canada recommends that all people living with diabetes have a special eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist every 1-2 years.

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Using pilot project data, collected in collaboration with South Riverdale CHC, Dr Valeria Rac at the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) evaluated the cost-effectiveness of the Tele-retina program.

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Reading of retinal images is time consuming and still a largely manual process. As we scale up the Tele-retina screening program, significant barriers in the time dedicated by technicians and physicians will exist.

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