VIEW POINT Webinar series: Tele-Ophthalmology Program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada

Title: Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada
Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 11 a.m. ET

Panelists: Dr. David Maberley, Rebecca Merritt, and Dr. Marie-Carole Boucher

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and accounts for 80% of diabetic-related blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness for working age Canadians. Early detection of diabetic retinopathy by regular screening effectively avoids vision loss from diabetes as necessary treatments prevent irreversible retina damage.

Telehealth retinal screening programs are an excellent option for those living with diabetes, but not regularly seeing a specialist for their diabetes complications management. Each province implements their telehealth retinal screening differently and in this webinar we will learn the approaches taken by Diabetes Action Canada investigators in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario. Learn more about the teleheath program.

A Q&A period will be included. Please email your questions in advance to [email protected]


Register for the Tele-ophthalmology program here.

View Point is free of charge for all participants.

This webinar is presented by Diabetes Action Canada.