Journal article

Imaging the eye and its relevance to diabetes care

Nicola Quinn, Alicia Jenkins, Chris Ryan, Andrzej Januszewski, Tunde Peto, Laima Brazionis

Journal of Diabetes Investigation | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Diabetes is a major cause of vision loss globally, yet this devastating complication is largely preventable. Early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy necessitates screening. Ocular imaging is widely used clinically, both for the screening and management of diabetic retinopathy. Common eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal vessel thrombosis, and signs of systemic conditions, such as hypertension, are frequently revealed. As well as imaging by a skilled clinician during an eye examination, non-ophthalmic clinicians, such as general practitioners, endocrinologists, nurses and trained health workers, can also can carry out diabetic eye screening. This process usual..

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