Screening Intervals for Diabetic Retinopathy and Implications for Care

Scanlon, Peter H (2017) Screening Intervals for Diabetic Retinopathy and Implications for Care. Current Diabetes Reports, 17 (10). [1-8]. ISSN 1534-4827

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Abstract

Purpose of Review The purpose of this study is to review the evidence that lower risk groups who could safely be screened less frequently for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR) than annually. Recent Findings Data have demonstrated that people with no DR in either eye are at a low risk of progression to sight-threatening DR over a 2-year period (event rate 4.8 per 1000 person years), irrespective of whether the screening method is one-field non-mydriatic or two-field mydriatic digital photography. Low risk has been defined as no retinopathy on two consecutive screening episodes or no retinopathy on one screening episode combined with risk factor data. Summary The risk of an extension to 2 years is less than 5 per 1000 person years in a population with a national screening programme, and the general standard of diabetes care is relatively good, whether low risk is defined as no retinopathy on two consecutive screening episodes or no retinopathy on one screening episode combined with other risk factor data. The definition used in different populations is likely to depend on the availability of data.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number 96. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/http://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-017-0928-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retinopathy; Retinal screening; Imaging; Screening interval; Sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy; Visual loss
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 13:19
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 14:32
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5104

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