Dr Ogugua Okonkwo, MD, FRCS(Edin), FWACS

Dr Ogugua Okonkwo, MD, FRCS(Edin), FWACS

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Vitreoretinal Specialist, Eye Foundation Centre for the Prevention of Blindness, Lagos, Nigeria

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Type 2 Diabetes and Eye Disease – Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is the most common ocular manifestation of type 2 diabetes. This session discusses the aetiology and effects of this insidious and sight-threatening microvascular complication and examines the correlation between diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and long-term glucose control. It outlines the benefits of retinopathy screening in effective treatment and care of type 2 diabetic patients and sets out the evidence in support of population screening as an integral part of a periodic diabetic review.

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