Diabetic Eye Disease

Identification and Co-Management

By

  • Alicja Rudnicka, MSc, PhD, MCOptom, Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
  • Jennifer Birch, MPhil FCOptom, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Optometry and Director, Colour Vision Advisory Clinic City University, London, UK

Diabetic eye disease is the greatest single cause of blindness in the working population in developed countries and this book provides valuable information for primary and secondary health care professionals involved with diabetic eye disease.

An essential guide for optometrists, general practitioners, specialist registrars and ophthalmologists and indeed anyone requiring a knowledge of diabetes and diabetic eye disease.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3781-7


Contents

Diabetes mellitus: the disease: Pregnancy and diabetic retinopathy; Histopathology and pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy; Epidemiology of diabetic eye disease; Features of diabetic eye disease: Management of diabetic retinopathy: criteria for referral and management of the post-laser patient; Treatment of diabetic retinopathy; Visual function in diabetic patients; Screening for diabetic retinopathy; Applications of fundus photography in diabetic retinopathy; Digital imaging of diabetic retinopathy; Slit-lamp biomicroscopic fundus examination; Funding of shared care schemes within the National Health Service; The East London Shared Care Scheme; Other retinal conditions.