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Diabetes Eye Screening Programs

Learn more about diabetes eye screening programs at Massachusetts General Hospital's Chelsea HealthCare Center and Revere HealthCare Center.

Overview

People with diabetes should have their eyes checked once a year for complications related to their disease. Chelsea HealthCare Center and Revere HealthCare Center make it easy for our patients with diabetes to get their eyes checked at the same place they receive their primary care.

Referrals

Patients must have a referral from their Primary Care Physician to make an appointment for an eye screening.

Referrals for Chelsea Health Center may be faxed to: 617-887-3704.

Cost

Most insurance covers this eye screening. However it is the patient's responsibility to check with their insurance their insurance company to confirm coverage.

Conditions & Diseases

The Diabetes Unit encourages patients and family members to learn more about their condition. The links below provide more infomation about how diabetes may affect vision.

  • Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, or sugar diabetes.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems

    Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that may occur in persons with diabetes as a complication.

  • Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, and sugar diabetes.

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin.

Clinical Trials

News

  • MGH Research Scholar Dr. Gary Tearney’s Work With Imaging - 11/6/2012, Mass General

    Gary Tearney, MD, PhD, works at the intersection of medicine, science and engineering. He and his team are developing imaging technologies so they can peer into tiny spaces within the body. They can now see into structures in the walls of arteries that supply blood to our hearts. What they see will help them save lives.

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