Health-planning group launches telemedicine-based screening program for diabetic patients in NNY

Watertown Daily Times, August 1, 2018

A new regional initiative to improve vision health for diabetic patients will be implemented in 28 sites across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Launched by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization on Tuesday, the Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program will screen at-risk patients for diabetic retinopathy — a condition in which high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision disorders and blindness.

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