Unfortunately, in most practices, less than 50% of people with diabetes make it to an eye care specialist for a critical, sight-saving eye exam for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Too many individuals with diabetes lose vision needlessly from DR, primarily because they are not diagnosed and treated in time.
With new advances in technology, primary care physicians can now administer an eye exam for DR at the point of care, taking back control of this essential item on their diabetes care checklist. Patients can enjoy the convenience and affordability of receiving the exam during their diabetes check-up.
There are currently two options for DR testing in primary care: telemedicine and autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic solutions. Telemedicine options have existed for many years, whereas AI diagnostics only recently became available for use in patient care.