An evaluation of a surveillance clinic with two fields digital photography for those who present with early signs of referable diabetic maculopathy over a 4 year follow up period

The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme states that from April 2013 all programmes should provide a virtual photographic clinic in order to reduce the number of unnecessary referrals into the Hospital Eye Service. The aim of the audit is to evaluate the surveillance clinic pathway as a means to manage […]

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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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Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (R3) referrals from the digital diabetic retinopathy screening program: Urgency of appointment in the hospital eye service achieved and needed?

The English National Screening Programme has set standards regarding referral patients who present with proliferative diabetic retinopathy at screening. These standards include: A minimum standard of 60% <2 weeks and 95% <4 weeks for time between notification of positive test and consultation. A minimum standard of 90% <2 weeks for […]

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