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A screening approach to the surveillance of patients with diabetes for the presence of vision-threatening retinopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmology
0161-6420
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
107
Issue
1
Pages
19–24
Identifiers
PMID: 10647713
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Screening protocols based on assessing retinopathy lesion severity in the posterior fundus have the potential to identify most diabetic patients with vision-threatening retinopathy. If the protocols can be implemented effectively in a primary care setting, patients requiring referral for specialty care could be reliably identified, and the total number of patients needing specialty referral could be substantially reduced from current guidelines.

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