Chapter 4. The Need to Screen

  1. Roy Taylor

Published Online: 19 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470028858.ch4

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

How to Cite

Taylor, R. (2006) The Need to Screen, in Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470028858.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Newcastle Diabetes Centre, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028827

Online ISBN: 9780470028858



  • retinopathy in type 1 diabetes;
  • type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy;
  • slowing down retinopathy;
  • Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT);
  • retinal screening;
  • detecting asymptomatic retinopathy;
  • secondary prevention cohort;
  • quality assurance (QA);
  • retinal photography


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is blindness preventable?

  • Can the progression of retinopathy be slowed?

  • Detecting asymptomatic retinopathy

  • The five principles of retinal screening

  • Quality assurance

  • History of the development of retinal screening by photography-based systems in the UK

  • Fact file

  • Further reading