What is the prevalence of diabetic macular oedema involving the centre of the macula in patients undergoing digital diabetic retinopathy screening?

Macular oedema can lead to severe visual loss especially if the the centre of the macula; the fovea is involved. Intravitreal therapies are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of centre involving diabetic macular oedema (CIDMO). The aim of the audit was to assess the prevalence of CIDMO in the […]

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Ophthalmic Photographic Diabetic Review (OPDR): a virtual clinic approach for management of referable diabetic maculopathy

Digital diabetic eye screening has caused an increase in referrals to hospital eye services creating capacity problems. An additional patient pathway was devised and incorporated into the screening software so patients with early maculopathy cold be cared for in a virtual manner. The aim of the audit was to assess […]

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Patients who present with optic disc haemorrhages at diabetic retinopathy screening

Diabetic retinopathy screening presents itself as an opportunity to identify other eye conditions. This includes Glaucoma. One of the features of Glaucoma is optic disc haemorrhages which can be easily identified in retinal photos. Some optic disc haemorrhages can be due to DR, medication or valsalva (constipation, strenuous exercise, coughing). […]

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How accurate are photographic surrogate markers used to detect macular oedema in the English National Screening Programme?

Early findings suggest that only 10% of patients with screen positive maculopathy require laser treatment. This suggests poor specificity of photographic surrogate markers which are used to predict the presence of clinically significant macular oedema. The purpose of the audit is to determine how many patients who present with macular […]

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