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Sickle Cell Retinopathy Awareness

Sickle Cell Retinopathy Awareness: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects every part of the body and complications can occur suddenly. An often-overlooked part of sickle cell care are the eyes. Sickle cells can block the small blood vessels in the eye depriving the eye of oxygen causing damage. This is called sickle cell retinopathy and if left untreated can lead to vision loss. Early detection is key to preventing retinopathy.

The objective of this program is to give vital information on what people living with SCD need to know about eyesight including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.