Victorian orthoptists' performance in the photo evaluation of diabetic retinopathy

  title={Victorian orthoptists' performance in the photo evaluation of diabetic retinopathy},
  author={Zoran Georgievski and Konstandina Koklanis and Adam Fenton and Ignatios Koukouras},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Ophthalmology},
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