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Does optical coherence tomography make retinal screening in diabetes more efficient?

Poster Details

First Author: S.Zachariah UK

Co Author(s):    W. Wykes                  0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To study the utility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in selecting patients for secondary referral from a photography based diabetic screening program

Setting:

Clinic based observational study within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde diabetic retinopathy screening program

Methods:

Patients whose fundus images that were selected for secondary referral based on the screening algorithm were subjected to OCT of the macula to look for macular oedema with the aim of referral to secondary clinics

Results:

116 patients were identified by the screening program over a 6 month period for secondary referral. Of these 31 patients (27%) showed macular oedema warranting a referral.

Conclusions:

OCT screening significantly reduced the number of patients requiring follow up in secondary care. This intervention has the potential to reduce the clinical load in secondary clinics.

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