Effectiveness of optometrist screening for diabetic retinopathy using slit-lamp biomicroscopy

  title={Effectiveness of optometrist screening for diabetic retinopathy using slit-lamp biomicroscopy},
  author={Somdutt Prasad and Girish Gurpur Kamath and Karen A Jones and Louis G Clearkin and Russell P. Phillips},
Purpose To assess the effectiveness of optometrists as screeners for diabetic retinopathy using slit-lamp binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy through dilated pupils.Methods Prospective study of a screening scheme. Screening was performed by 27 locally accredited optometrists in their practice. The referral protocol used a new simple grading system of retinopathy, especially designed for use in an optometrist screening programme. All positive referrals and 10% of negative referrals were re… CONTINUE READING


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