Manitoba Retinal Screening Vision Program

Manitoba Retinal Screening Vision Program

In partnership with the Northern Health Region, retina specialists at Misericordia Health Centre review digital images of individuals’ eye exams taken by specially trained nurses for patients in rural northern communities.

This program allows for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy as well as other conditions without requiring the patient to travel to Winnipeg unless required for follow up treatment.

Ongoing monitoring of conditions means our retina specialists are able to detect many eye diseases at much earlier stages and initiate treatment by providing access to specialist services to more Manitobans. This efficient, timely care often prevents vision loss that could lead to blindness.

The Manitoba Retinal Screening Vision Program is one of the largest and most comprehensive teleophthalmology programs in Canada.

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