Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

by Roy Taylor
     
 

Diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in the working age population of developed countries. Retinopathy may be present in over 95% of people who have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years or more. Screening leeds to effective treatment and preservation of sight. The organization of effective, efficient screening programmes is vital, as recognised in the National… See more details below

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Diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in the working age population of developed countries. Retinopathy may be present in over 95% of people who have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years or more. Screening leeds to effective treatment and preservation of sight. The organization of effective, efficient screening programmes is vital, as recognised in the National Service Framework for Diabetes in the UK.

This book, a successor to the highly popular Practical Guide to Polaroid Retinal Photography, describes the essential components of a retinopathy screening programme, including the criteria for referral to an ophthalmologist, drawing upon the experience of the Newcastle system over the last two decades and the National Screening Committee Report upon Eye screening. It is fully illustrated, featuring a new set of 50 digital photographs, showing the normal retina and problems associated with diabetes, with explanatory text.

This conveniently sized handbook will be essential reading for all those involved in retinal screening, including optometrists, ophthalmologists, diabetologists and also medical students. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470028827
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/26/2006
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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