Fundus (eyeground) screening examination

Continuous monitoring of fundus photographs is essential for patients with diabetes. Photographs taken with a fundus camera show, amongst other things, the retinal veins and optic nerve head.

Eye drops are applied to dilate your pupils approximately 30 minutes before taking the photographs. The dilating eye drops weaken your ability to see near for a few hours. Because of this, driving a car is not recommended after the examination. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from possible glare after the examination.

You need a referral for fundus photography from your municipality’s diabetes nurse.  Reserve about one hour for the fundus screening examination.

Patient guide: Fundus (eyeground) screening

Fundus screening imaging sites and appointments