The CDE has partnered with ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide state of the art evaluation and treatment of your vision at CDE diagnostic centres nationally. Your eyes are an important part of your health and our mission is to provide you with the best and most comprehensive EyeCare services using cutting edge solutions.
Diabetes, when not properly controlled, can affect your eyes. Long-term high levels of blood glucose can cause damage to the small blood vessels that supply oxygen to your retinas (the light-sensitive linings at the back of your eyes that give you vision). This leads to a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), which develops slowly, and usually without symptoms, over many years. In the early stages, it will not affect your vision, but later stages of DR can result in sudden loss of vision.
It is thus essential to go for annual retinal and eye screening.
CDE Houghton Branch:
81 Central Street,
Tel: +27 11 053 4400