Causes of preventable visual loss in type 2 diabetes mellitus

  title={Causes of preventable visual loss in type 2 diabetes mellitus},
  author={Dr. Rodney A. Hayward and Claude Cowan and Veda N Giri and MPH Mary G. Lawrence and MSW Fatima Makki MPH},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
To examine circumstances surrounding suboptimally timed retinal photocoagulation, we reviewed the medical records of 238 patients who had received photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy at one of three large referral centers. Forty-three percent (95% confidence interval, 36% to 49%) of cases were rated as probably or definitely sub-optimally timed (i.e., patient could have benefited from earlier photocoagulation). About one third of cases were due to patients going many years without… CONTINUE READING