Journal article

Associations with sight-threatening diabetic macular oedema among Indigenous adults with type 2 diabetes attending an Indigenous primary care clinic in remote Australia: a Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy and Telehealth Eye and Associated Medical Services Network study

Laima Brazionis, Anthony Keech, Christopher Ryan, Alex Brown, David O'Neal, John Boffa, Sven-Erik Bursell, Alicia Jenkins

BMJ OPEN OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: To identify factors associated with sight-threatening diabetic macular oedema (STDM) in Indigenous Australians attending an Indigenous primary care clinic in remote Australia. Methods and analysis: A cross-sectional study design of retinopathy screening data and routinely-collected clinical data among 236 adult Indigenous participants with type 2 diabetes (35.6% men) set in one Indigenous primary care clinic in remote Australia. The primary outcome variable was STDM assessed from retinal images. Results: Age (median (range)) was 48 (21-86) years, and known diabetes duration (median (range)) was 8.0 (0-24) years. Prevalence of STDM was high (14.8%) and similar in men and women. STD..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia [NHMRC] Centre for Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy grant, an NHMRC Partnership Project grant and a Fred Hollows Foundation Global Partnership grant. Funding bodies had no input into the design or conduct of the study or the interpretation of results.