Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Peter H. Scanlon MD, MRCOphth, DCH, FRCP Consultant Ophthalmologist Lecturer1,
  2. Charles P. Wilkinson MD Chairman Professor of Ophthalmology2,
  3. Stephen J. Aldington DMS, FBIPP Gloucestershire Education and Research Development Manager3 and
  4. David R. Matthews MA (Oxon), DPhil, BM, BCh, FRCP Professor Chairman4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch1

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

How to Cite

Scanlon, P. H., Wilkinson, C. P., Aldington, S. J. and Matthews, D. R. (2009) Introduction, in A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gloucestershire and Oxford Eye Units, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  3. 3

    Cheltenham, UK

  4. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170352

Online ISBN: 9781444308174



  • diabetic retinopathy management;
  • classification of diabetes - risk factors for diabetic retinopathy and lesions of diabetic retinopathy;
  • visual acuity assessment;
  • laser application in diabetic retinopathy;
  • Farnsworth–Munsell 100 hue discrimination test;
  • direct ophthalmoscopy;
  • slit-lamp biomicroscopy - diagnosing and monitoring retinal disease;
  • Fundus contact lenses (contact lens biomicroscopy);
  • multidisciplinary management;
  • optical coherence tomography (OCT)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Practical Assessment

  • Multidisciplinary Management

  • Investigative Techniques to Assess Diabetic Retinopathy

  • The Application of Lasers in Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Practice Point

  • References