4. The Need to Screen

  1. Roy Taylor1,2 and
  2. Deborah Batey3

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch4

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Taylor, R. and Batey, D. (2012) The Need to Screen, in Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK

  2. 2

    The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Newcastle, West Northumberland & Gateshead Retinal Screening Service, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658499

Online ISBN: 9781119968573

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Keywords:

  • blindness, whether preventable, the need for screening;
  • loss of sight, a consequence of diabetes;
  • retinopathy, developing in type 1 diabetes;
  • retinopathy progression, slowing;
  • detecting asymptomatic retinopathy, by screening;
  • screening, detecting referrals to ophthalmology;
  • criteria justifying screening;
  • diabetic eye disease, not affecting sight until advanced;
  • retinal screening, five principles;
  • quality assurance in retinal screening

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is blindness preventable?

  • Can the progression of retinopathy be slowed?

  • Detecting asymptomatic retinopathy by screening

  • The five principles of retinal screening

  • Quality assurance

  • Retinal screening from the patient's perspective

  • Retinal screening from the screener's perspective

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

  • Further reading