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, 62 (4). pp. 218-224. doi:10.1159/000499539

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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 > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA645.A-Z Individual diseases or groups of diseases, A-Z > RA645.D54 Diabetes
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 14:31
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6885

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