5. Practical Screening

  1. Roy Taylor1,2 and
  2. Deborah Batey3

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch5

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) Practical Screening, in Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch5

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:

  • practical screening;
  • UK, storage of clinical information, and Caldecott principles;
  • identity, confirmed before screening;
  • measuring visual acuity;
  • interpretation of VA;
  • corrected distance visual acuity;
  • visual acuity charts, Snellen letter chart;
  • contraindications to tropicamide use;
  • images obtained, and examination;
  • retinopathy grading system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Important first steps

  • Measuring visual acuity

  • Instilling eyedrops

  • Obtaining the image

  • Examining the image

  • Grading the image

  • Explaining the results of screening

  • Success of the screening visit

  • Organization of a district screening system

  • Links with your ophthalmologist

  • Further reading