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Article: Diabetic retinopathy screening: global and local perspective

TitleDiabetic retinopathy screening: global and local perspective
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2016, p. article no. 22 How to Cite?
AbstractDiabetes mellitus has become a global epidemic. It causes significant macrovascular complications such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and stroke; as well as microvascular complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Diabetic retinopathy is known to be the leading cause of blindness in the working-age population and may be asymptomatic until vision loss occurs. Screening for diabetic retinopathy has been shown to reduce blindness by timely detection and effective laser treatment. Diabetic retinopathy screening is being done worldwide either as a national screening programme or hospital-based project or as a community-based screening programme. In this article, we review different methods of screening including grading used to detect the severity of sight-threatening retinopathy and the newer screening methods. This review also includes the method of systematic screening being carried out in Hong Kong, a system that has helped to identify diabetic retinopathy among all attendees in public primary care clinics using a Hong Kong–wide public patients’ database.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233548
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorGangwani, RA-
dc.contributor.authorLian, J-
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, S-
dc.contributor.authorWong, DSH-
dc.contributor.authorLi, KKW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:37:32Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:37:32Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2016, p. article no. 22-
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233548-
dc.description.abstractDiabetes mellitus has become a global epidemic. It causes significant macrovascular complications such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and stroke; as well as microvascular complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Diabetic retinopathy is known to be the leading cause of blindness in the working-age population and may be asymptomatic until vision loss occurs. Screening for diabetic retinopathy has been shown to reduce blindness by timely detection and effective laser treatment. Diabetic retinopathy screening is being done worldwide either as a national screening programme or hospital-based project or as a community-based screening programme. In this article, we review different methods of screening including grading used to detect the severity of sight-threatening retinopathy and the newer screening methods. This review also includes the method of systematic screening being carried out in Hong Kong, a system that has helped to identify diabetic retinopathy among all attendees in public primary care clinics using a Hong Kong–wide public patients’ database. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDiabetic retinopathy screening: global and local perspective-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailGangwani, RA: gangwani@HKUCC-COM.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLian, J: tinalian@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMcGhee, S: smmcghee@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, DSH: shdwong@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityMcGhee, S=rp00393-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, DSH=rp00516-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.12809/hkmj164844-
dc.identifier.hkuros263952-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 22-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 22-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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