Delaying and preventing diabetic retinopathy in primary care

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most feared complications of diabetes as it can lead to blindness. I will discuss the natural history of diabetic retinopathy and the role of primary care in preventing and delaying progression of this microvascular complication. We will look at how retinal images are graded in screening and how the different retinopathy lesions appear on digital images and the advice needed to help those living with diabetes to delay the development of retinopathy and reduce the risk of progression.

Learning outcomes:

  • The natural history of diabetic retinopathy
  • How to delay and prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy
  • The appearance of retinopathy lesions on digital images
  • How digital images are graded
  • Screening results

Thursday 15th November 2018

12:05 - 12:35

Diabetes Co-Morbidities: Cardiovascular & Retinopathy

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Senior Research Officer and Informatics Lead, Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru, Swansea University Medical School

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