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Diabetic Retina Eye Exam

Instant results; no need for dilation; FDA-cleared
Diabetes complications can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Regular eye screenings and early detection can save your vision. A new diabetic eye exam that uses artificial intelligence allows you to get the exam done at your primary care provider instead of the eye care specialist.
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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. It is caused by high blood sugar damaging the small blood vessels in the retina (the back of the eye). Anyone with diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy.

Significance of Screening

In its early stages, symptoms are often unnoticeable, therefore regular screenings are critical for early detection, enabling prompt treatment, and preventing disease progression.

How often should I get tested?

Annual screenings are recommended. Consult your physician about the recommended screening
regimen for you.

Screening Process with AEYE DS (AEYE-DS)

The exam will take 2 minutes and does not involve any discomfort other than a camera flash. A specialized camera will obtain images of your eyes without the need for dilation eye drops. Images will be analyzed by an FDA- cleared AI for signs of more-than-mild diabetic retinopathy.

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Understanding the Results

Test results are produced immediately and are either positive or negative:


  • In case of a negative result: no signs of diabetic retinopathy or only mild disease were detected. Repeat the screening as recommended by your physician.
  • In case of a positive result: more-than-mild diabetic retinopathy was detected. Speak with your primary care physician about monitoring and treatment options.
Note: AEYE- DS detects only referable diabetic retinopathy and does not diagnose other eye diseases. Performing an annual diabetic eye exam with AEYE-DS does not replace regular visits to your eye care specialist for comprehensive eye examinations