Chapter 5. Practical Screening

  1. Roy Taylor

Published Online: 19 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470028858.ch5

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes

How to Cite

Taylor, R. (2006) Practical Screening, in Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470028858.ch5

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



  • retinal screening examination;
  • measuring visual acuity;
  • visual acuity measurement and interpretation;
  • instilling eye drops;
  • tropicamide;
  • obtaining eye image;
  • examinination of image;
  • good communication in good diabetes care;
  • links with ophthalmologist


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Important first steps

  • Measuring visual acuity

  • Instilling eye drops

  • Obtaining the image

  • Examining the image

  • Explaining the results of screening

  • Organization of a district screening system

  • Links with your ophthalmologist

  • Further reading

  • Fact file