Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most preventable blinding diseases in the world.1Unfortunately, due to the lack of warning signs and symptoms, it is often not detected until the late stages of the disease—when vision loss can be irreversible.
Early detection of diabetic retinopathy is critical for patients living with diabetes, so they are typically referred to the ophthalmologist for an annual eye exam—but about half either fail to schedule or fail to attend their appointment.2
Download the case study to learn how Summit Medical Group implemented a patient-centered solution to ensure compliance with the annual diabetic eye exam, enabling ophthalmologists to diagnose disease in early stages when vision-saving treatment options are still available.
1CDC Vision Health Initiative (VHI), Common Eye Disorders. www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basics/ced/index.html
2Monitoring Visual Status: Why Patients Do or Do Not Comply with Practice Guidelines: Frank A. Sloan, Derek S. Brown, Emily Streyer Carlisle, Gabriel A. Picone, and Paul P. Lee, HSR: Health Services Research 39:5 (October 2004)