Is it safe to increase diabetic retinopathy screening intervals in patients with no/background diabetic retinopathy?

Chambers, Hayley; Balu, Shoba; Wharton, Helen; Dodson, Paul D. and Gibson, Jonathan (2013). Is it safe to increase diabetic retinopathy screening intervals in patients with no/background diabetic retinopathy? IN: Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress 2013. Arena & Convention Centre, 2013-05-21 - 2013-05-23.

Abstract

Patients who present with background DR should continue to be screened annually as a high prportion of these patients develop sight threatening DR (12%). A low prportion of patients with no DR at baseline were referred for STDR (1.3%). Out of the 51 patients in this category referred only 1 required laser. The authors suggest that patients graded R0M0 could be screened biannually.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Event Title: Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress 2013
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Arena & Convention Centre
Event Dates: 2013-05-21 - 2013-05-23
Uncontrolled Keywords: screening
Published Date: 2013

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