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Partnership with Purpose

By Yvette Crenshaw

Several studies indicate that one of the leading causes of adult blindness is diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication of diabetes that can have minor to no symptoms but can eventually lead to blindness if left untreated.

Community Health Center, Inc. in Meriden, Conn. has formed an amazing partnership with specialists at the Yale Eye Center to help treat and diagnose those who are suffering from diabetic retinopathy by providing patients with screenings that can help detect and prevent further vision loss.

Patients are screened at the health center with a camera that captures digital images of the eye. The information is then uploaded and sent to the specialists at the Yale Eye Center for review. Those patients who are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy are referred to an ophthalmologist or a retina specialist.

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