Screening for diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy using photographic review clinics

Many factors influence the progression of diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy, which leaves pregnant patients in a high risk group and needing to be screened more frequently. Most screening programmes screen pregnant patients in hospital eye clinics throughout pregnancy.

This audit looks at the efficacy of NICE guidelines 2008 within a digital photographic review clinic to monitor these patients as this both reduces cost and valued eye clinic appointments.

 

By Rebecca Smith