Retinopathy--screening recommendations

Spurling, Geoffrey, Askew, Deborah A. and Jackson, Claire L. (2009) Retinopathy--screening recommendations. Australian Family Physician, 38 10: 780-783.


Author Spurling, Geoffrey
Askew, Deborah A.
Jackson, Claire L.
Title Retinopathy--screening recommendations
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2009-10-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 38
Issue 10
Start page 780
End page 783
Total pages 4
Editor Jenni Parsons
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher RACGP (Royal Australian College General Practitioners)
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 920104 Diabetes
111717 Primary Health Care
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Abstract BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an increasingly prevalent presentation in Australian general practice, where most patients receive their preventive care and management. OBJECTIVE In this article we discuss the relevant issues for clinicians and the screening recommendations for diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy. DISCUSSION Screening for diabetic retinopathy is a crucial component of preventive care, with early identification of change and timely treatment likely to prevent most blindness. Despite this, a quarter of Australians with diabetes are not appropriately screened. General practitioners must take a key role in initiating, delivering or monitoring their patient’s diabetic retinopathy screening to reduce preventable blindness from diabetes mellitus. Hypertensive retinopathy indicates end organ disease but regular screening for hypertensive retinopathy is not routinely recommended.
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BACKGROUND
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an increasingly prevalent presentation in Australian general practice, where most patients receive their preventive care and management.

OBJECTIVE
In this article we discuss the relevant issues for clinicians and the screening recommendations for diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy.

DISCUSSION
Screening for diabetic retinopathy is a crucial component of preventive care, with early identification of change and timely treatment likely to prevent most blindness. Despite this, a quarter of Australians with diabetes are not appropriately screened. General practitioners must take a key role in initiating, delivering or monitoring their patient’s diabetic retinopathy screening to reduce preventable blindness from diabetes mellitus. Hypertensive retinopathy indicates end organ disease but regular screening for hypertensive retinopathy is not routinely recommended. 
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