Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Practice Guide
This chapter presents the practical aspects of developing a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) program along with general guidelines and recommendations for performing DRS based on experiences in community clinics in California through the work of the University of California, Berkeley, Optometric Eye Center, the California Telehealth and eHealth Center, and the California Health Care Foundation. Considerations for staffing, equipment, referral resources, and clinical protocols are discussed. It is meant to complement the guidelines for DRS that are available from the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Ocular Telehealth Special Interest Group (Cavallerano et al., Telemed J E Health 10(4):469–82, 2004) and included elsewhere in this book.
Also included is a brief overview and results of two major initiatives undertaken in California to provide improved access to diabetic retinopathy screening for underserved patients in central California and in rural Indian Health Programs.
KeywordsDiabetic Retinopathy Retinal Image Stereoscopic Image Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Clinically Significant Macular Edema
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