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Have you been a patient of Diabetes for more than 5 years? 4,5
Are you over 40 years of age? 6
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Is your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test results coming over 7%? (HbA1c measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) attached to haemoglobin) 4,6,7
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2 This symptom checker includes the main symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy and is designed to help you evaluate these potential symptoms. It can serve as a basis for discussion with your doctor. The symptom checker is not intended to be used to diagnose heart failure or to replacemedical advice. If you have diabetes, it’s important to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms at first-but finding it early can help you take steps to protect your vision and prevent becoming blind. Use our symptom checker to check your symptoms.You may also find it a useful tool to discuss your symptoms during an appointment with your doctor.

As per American Diabetes Association1, International Diabetes Federation 2, Vitreoretinal Society of India (VRSI) and All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) consensus3, patient with diabetes should follow below mentioned advice: Adults with type 1 diabetes should have an initial comprehensive dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist within 5 years after onset of diabetes and annually thereafter. Patients with type 2 diabetes should have an initial comprehensive dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist at the time of the diabetes diagnosis and annually thereafter. However, if you experience any of the below risk factors, you are at a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, the silent thief of sight.