Scanlon, Peter H ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-710X (2017) Introduction. In: Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, 2nd edition. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781119058953

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book describes the classification of diabetes, risk factors for diabetic retinopathy and lesions of diabetic retinopathy. It explains the significance of these lesions in terms of progression of the disease, recommended treatment and consequences to vision. The book talks about practical assessment consisting of history and examination; multidisciplinary management; investigative techniques to assess diabetic retinopathy; and the use of lasers in diabetic retinopathy. The first part of the eye examination is an assessment of visual acuity (VA). Slit‐lamp biomicroscopy is the most common method employed by ophthalmologists to diagnose and monitor retinal disease. The most common visual field equipment used for kinetic assessment is the Goldman perimeter. Automated perimeters are particularly effective in identifying and quantifying defects within the central visual field and are used routinely for screening for abnormality and for quantifying progression of defects.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 1
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 12:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09

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