Journal article

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and Reduced Vision among Indigenous Australians in Top End Primary Care Health Services: a TEAMSnet Sub-study

Nicola Quinn, Feibi Yang, Christopher Ryan, Sven-Erik Bursell, Anthony Keech, Sharon Atkinson-Briggs, Alicia Jenkins, Laima Brazionis, undefined Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy Study and TEAMSnet Study Groups

Internal Medicine Journal | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) prevalence is higher in Indigenous Australians than in other Australians and is a major cause of vision loss. Consequently, timely screening and treatment is paramount, and annual eye screening is recommended for Indigenous Australians. AIMS: To assess the prevalence of DR, reduced vision, and DR treatment coverage among Indigenous Australian adults with diabetes attending Top End Indigenous primary care health services. METHODS: A cross-sectional DR screening study conducted from November 2013-December 2015 in two very remote Northern Territory Aboriginal primary healthcare services. RESULTS: In 287 subjects, the prevalence of non-proliferative DR..

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