Rates of referable eye disease in the Scottish National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme

@inproceedings{Looker2014RatesOR,
  title={Rates of referable eye disease in the Scottish National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme},
  author={Helen C. Looker and S. O. Nyangoma and D. T. Cromie and John A. Olson and Graham Peter Leese and M. W. Black and Jonathan Doig and Noah Lee and R. S. Lindsay and J Mcknight and Andrew D. Morris and Donald W M Pearson and Sam Philip and Sarah H Wild and Helen M. Colhoun},
  booktitle={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2014}
}
AIMS Diabetic retinopathy screening aims to detect people at risk of visual loss due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but also refers cases of suspected macular oedema (maculopathy). At the introduction of screening, ophthalmology was concerned that referral rates would be unmanageable. We report yield of referable disease by referral reason for the first 5 years of the programme. METHODS We extracted screening results from a nationwide clinical diabetes database to calculate annual… CONTINUE READING
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