Is it safe to increase diabetic retinopathy screening intervals in patients with no/background diabetic retinopathy?

Hayley Chambers, Shoba Balu, Helen Wharton, Paul D. Dodson, Jonathan Gibson

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceAbstractpeer-review

Abstract

Patients who present with background DR should continue to be screened annually as a high prportion of these patients develop sight threatening DR (12%).
A low prportion of patients with no DR at baseline were referred for STDR (1.3%). Out of the 51 patients in this category referred only 1 required laser.
The authors suggest that patients graded R0M0 could be screened biannually.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventRoyal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress 2013 - Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 May 201323 May 2013

Congress

CongressRoyal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period21/05/1323/05/13

Keywords

  • screening

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