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AIMS To ascertain the frequency and identify predictors of self-reported hypoglycaemia in Type 1 and insulin-treated Type 2 diabetes. METHODS A random sample of 267 people with insulin-treated diabetes were recruited from a population-based diabetes register in Tayside, Scotland. Each subject prospectively recorded the number of mild and severe(More)
PURPOSE To ascertain if tear film disturbance in congenital nasolacrimal-duct obstruction (CNLDO) interferes with visual maturation. METHODS Review of a cohort of children in which the occurrence and duration of CNLDO had been previously documented. Information obtained included acuity, refractive data, and presence or absence of strabismus. The incidence(More)
AIMS To rapidly screen Scottish patients with a family history of open angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) for mutations in the myocilin gene (MYOC) and develop a new rapid screening method for MYOC mutation detection. METHODS All three exons of the MYOC gene were amplified by PCR from genomic DNA and subjected to direct DNA sequencing.(More)
AIMS To identify whether after performing retinal photography, direct ophthalmoscopy can improve the yield of screening for the detection of sight-threatening diabetic eye disease (STDED). METHODS Patients (n = 408) who had previously received both dilated direct ophthalmoscopy by a diabetologist and retinal photography graded by a diabetologist within 3(More)
AIMS To assess the effects of (1) mydriasis and (2) single versus three field photography on screening for diabetic eye disease using digital photography METHOD Slit lamp examination findings were compared to digital fundal photographs for the detection of any retinopathy and for referable retinopathy in 398 patients (794 eyes). A Topcon TRC-NW6S digital(More)
AIMS To examine the impact of a new national retinal screening programme on screening attendance, technical quality of images, and referrals to the ophthalmology clinic. METHODS Results from the previous ad hoc retinal screening service were compared with data from the first year of the new Scottish Diabetes Retinal Screening Programme in Dundee, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify criteria that affect uptake of diabetes retinal screening in a community screening program using mobile retinal digital photography units. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data from the regional diabetes population-based retinal screening program and regional ophthalmology laser database were linked to patient postal code (zip code) data.(More)
AIMS To evaluate whether diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for the development of primary open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT). METHODS A historical cohort study of an unselected population comprising all residents of the Tayside region of Scotland was performed using record linkage techniques followed by case note review. Ascertainment of(More)
OBJECTIVE — To identify criteria that affect uptake of diabetes retinal screening in a community screening program using mobile retinal digital photography units. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS — Data from the regional diabetes population-based retinal screening program and regional ophthalmology laser database were linked to patient postal code (zip code)(More)
AIMS To extrapolate, from the proportion of subjects with observable retinopathy at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus in routine clinical practice, the mean duration of undiagnosed diabetes. METHODS On 1 October 1999, there were 4313 patients with type 2 diabetes in the 41 participating practices in the Tayside region (registered with one of 166 GPs).(More)