n South African Medical Journal - Diabetic retinopathy - the Ophthalmology Society of Southern Africa screening programme : forum - clinical practice
|Article Title||Diabetic retinopathy - the Ophthalmology Society of Southern Africa screening programme : forum - clinical practice|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals and 2 Walter Sisulu University|
|Publication Date||Jul 2013|
|Pages||449 - 451|
Screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) not only allows for detection of microvascular complications, but for detection of other comorbidities. Recent advances in digital camera technology have improved screening for DR and many countries have established systems that screen all diabetics for DR annually. However, South Africa has lagged behind due to pressures at the primary care level, with the result that many diabetics are not screened. In response, the Ophthalmology Society of Southern Africa has developed a low-cost 'scorecard' system for a national DR screening programme.
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