Update on Screening for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy

Scanlon, Peter H ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-710X (2019) Update on Screening for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmic Research. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0030-3747 (In Press)

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Abstract

The aim of this article was to describe recent advances in the use of new technology in diabetic retinopathy screening by looking at studies that assessed the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these technologies. METHODS: The author conducts an ongoing search for articles relating to screening or management of diabetic retinopathy utilising Zetoc with keywords and contents page lists from relevant journals. RESULTS: The areas discussed in this article are reference standards, alternatives to digital photography, area of retina covered by the screening method, size of the device and hand-held cameras, mydriasis versus non-mydriasis or a combination, measurement of distance visual acuity, grading of images, use of automated grading analysis and cost-effectiveness of the new technologies. CONCLUSIONS: There have been many recent advances in technology that may be adopted in the future by screening programmes for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy but each device will need to demonstrate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness before more widespread adoption.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retinopathy; Retinal screening; Imaging; Sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy; Visual loss
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 08:50
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6885

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