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Blindness and visual impairment due to retinal diseases.

Shah S - Community Eye Health (2009)

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Affiliation: Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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This highlighted not only a general lack of awareness, but also the fact that diabetic retinopathy may not be considered by some physicians to be an important complication... The main microvascular complication of diabetes in the eye is diabetic retinopathy (DR), which is found in almost 20% of newly diagnosed diabetic people... It is important to remember that diabetes is also a risk factor for cataract, so the retinopathy may only be evident once the cataract has been removed and a view of the posterior segment is possible... Diabetic retinopathy is increasing as a cause of blindness throughout the world and data presented at the meeting suggests that DR accounts for an estimated 5% of the 45 million blind people worldwide today... Figures presented by Serge Resnikoff suggest that AMD is already the third largest cause of blindness in the world, as it accounts for 9% of the 45 million blind people worldwide... On the other hand, smoking is an established risk factor for AMD and tobacco control should be strongly advocated as a measure for the prevention of blindness... Results from low-income countries show that many patients present only when they lose vision in both eyes... Delay in presentation was acknowledged as a significant problem in the management of RD... The automated grading of fundus photographs appears to be an exciting development, as it can reduce costs... One speaker mentioned a project comparing the cost-effectiveness of manual and automated grading for DR... These range from screening for diabetes in the general population (nearly 230,000 screened) and then screening the suspects for DR, to using telemedicine facilities for patients known to have diabetes... This was a recurrent theme of the meeting... Services are currently disjointed; for example, orthopaedic doctors perform leg amputations in patients with diabetes, but they do not refer these patients for an eye examination... Speakers advocated a better integration of blindness prevention strategies into national diabetes programmes.

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Blindness and visual impairment due to retinal diseases.

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Affiliation: Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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This highlighted not only a general lack of awareness, but also the fact that diabetic retinopathy may not be considered by some physicians to be an important complication... The main microvascular complication of diabetes in the eye is diabetic retinopathy (DR), which is found in almost 20% of newly diagnosed diabetic people... It is important to remember that diabetes is also a risk factor for cataract, so the retinopathy may only be evident once the cataract has been removed and a view of the posterior segment is possible... Diabetic retinopathy is increasing as a cause of blindness throughout the world and data presented at the meeting suggests that DR accounts for an estimated 5% of the 45 million blind people worldwide today... Figures presented by Serge Resnikoff suggest that AMD is already the third largest cause of blindness in the world, as it accounts for 9% of the 45 million blind people worldwide... On the other hand, smoking is an established risk factor for AMD and tobacco control should be strongly advocated as a measure for the prevention of blindness... Results from low-income countries show that many patients present only when they lose vision in both eyes... Delay in presentation was acknowledged as a significant problem in the management of RD... The automated grading of fundus photographs appears to be an exciting development, as it can reduce costs... One speaker mentioned a project comparing the cost-effectiveness of manual and automated grading for DR... These range from screening for diabetes in the general population (nearly 230,000 screened) and then screening the suspects for DR, to using telemedicine facilities for patients known to have diabetes... This was a recurrent theme of the meeting... Services are currently disjointed; for example, orthopaedic doctors perform leg amputations in patients with diabetes, but they do not refer these patients for an eye examination... Speakers advocated a better integration of blindness prevention strategies into national diabetes programmes.

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