Mysuru: To mark Doctors’ Day the City ASG Eye Hospital took another step towards preventing blindness due to diabetic retinopathy. The hospital announced its collaboration with Sri Raghavendra Endocrine Super Speciality Centre by installing a non-mydriatic fundus camera to screen patients with diabetes to rule out diabetic retinopathy.
The main objective of this collaboration is to make Namma Mysuru free from blindness due to diabetic retinopathy.
Speaking after installing a non-mydriatic fundus camera at Sri Raghavendra Endocrine Super Speciality Centre here on Friday July 1 Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Senior Consultant Vitreo Retina Surgeon, ASG Eye Hospital said “Diabetic retinopathy is a long-standing complication of diabetes which can lead to blindness if not evaluated and picked up early. With the help of a non-mydriatic fundus camera, all stages from Mild to Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy can be picked up at the grassroot level and patients can be referred at the earliest to the retina specialist for further management.
He also further mentioned that retina problems are time-sensitive, and if not treated on time they can lead to permanent blindness. To cater to this problem retina services are available all throughout the week including Sundays.
Ajay Hanumanthu, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sri Raghavendra Endocrine Super Speciality Centre briefed about diabetes and eye related issues. “For every 12 people one will have diabetic; even children in the age group of 6 to 8 years type 2 diabetes are seen. The reason is lifestyle changes. To examine retina among diabetes patients, ASG Hospital donated equipment which really helps in early detection of
retina related problems.