Low vision and blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Scanlon, Peter H ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-710X (2017) Low vision and blindness from diabetic retinopathy. In: Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, 2nd edition. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 207-218. ISBN 9781119058953

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In 2005 the Certificate of Visual Impairment is the new form used in the UK to register people as severely sight impaired or sight impaired. Of the 512 reporting blindness, 22% were diagnosed with diabetes. A review of evidence evaluating the effect of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema on health‐related quality of life found several articles that demonstrated both a qualitative and a quantitative reduction in health‐related quality of life in persons with diabetic retinopathy. Low‐vision aids have been shown to be beneficial in the rehabilitation of those who have lost acuity because of diabetic retinopathy changes and those who have temporary sight reduction in sight. Visual loss occurs due to involvement of the macula in the following circumstances: advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy with traction on the macular area; ischaemic maculopathy; chronic macular oedema; or can occur in intracerebral visual pathway interruptions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetic retinopathy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA645.A-Z Individual diseases or groups of diseases, A-Z > RA645.D54 Diabetes
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 12:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5898

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