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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Macular thickness in diabetic pregnant women throughout their pregnancy

There is an increased risk of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy in pregnant women thought to be due to poor glycaemic control before pregnancy with tight glycaemic control in early pregnancy, other factors include hypertension, neuropathy and preecamplsia. The NICE guidelines state that all women with pre-existing diabetes should be offered […]

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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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