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Influence of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy on the Performance of Heidelberg Retina Tomography II for Diagnosis of Glaucoma

Yingfeng Zheng, Tien Y Wong, Carol Yim-Lui Cheung, Ecosse Lamoureux, Paul Mitchell, Mingguang He, Tin Aung

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2010


PURPOSE: To determine whether diabetes and diabetic retinopathy (DR) affect the performance of the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II (HRT II; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) algorithms for glaucoma detection. METHODS: This population-based survey was conducted among Malays in Singapore who were a 40 to 80 years of age. Diabetes was defined as self-report of a physician's diagnosis, use of diabetic medication, or a random blood glucose level ≥11.1 mmol/L. Retinal photographs were graded for DR according to the modified Airlie House classification system. The diagnosis of glaucoma was based on International Society for Geographical and Epidemiologic Ophthalmology criteria. The sensit..

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