Learn more about how EyePACS can enable you to help prevent diabetic blindness.
- Common reimbursement and CPT codes
- Patient case study
- One Clinic’s story
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States. Although early detection and treatment of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy can prevent blindness, many diabetics still do not receive the recommended yearly eye examinations.
It is likely that patients can be screened where and when they go for a regular visit to the primary care provider. Through a telemedicine program called EyePACS, primary care staff can provide early detection of retinopathy.
When a clinic uses the EyePACS camera to screen its patients, images of the retina can be shared immediately with patients, allowing for good discussion about diabetes care and consequences. Most diabetic patients go to the clinic expecting to have their blood sugar measured and their feet examined. Now they can have their precious retinas easily examined too, making vision health part of the ongoing conversation between patients and their vital support staff.