Recommendations: Retinopathy Screening (2)
Recommendations for the screening of retinopathy in patients with diabetes1 are summarized in four slides Slide 2 of 4 Subsequent examinations for type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients should be repeated annually by an ophthalmologist or optometrist (B) Less frequent exams (every 2-3 years) may be considered following one or more normal eye exams, if recommended by the eye care professional (B) Examinations will be required more frequently if retinopathy is progressing (B) Subsequent examinations for type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients are generally repeated annually Less frequent exams (every 2–3 years) may be cost effective after one or more normal eye exams, and in a population with well-controlled type 2 diabetes there was essentially norisk of development of significant retinopathy with a 3-year interval after a normal examination2 Examinations will be required more frequently if retinopathy is progressing398References American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S35-S36. Agardh E, Tababat-Khani P. Adopting 3-year screening intervals for sight threatening retinal vascular lesions in type 2 diabetic subjects without retinopathy. Diabetes Care 2011;34:1318-1319. Fong DS, Aiello L, Gardner TW, et al for the American Diabetes Association. Retinopathy in diabetes. Diabetes Care 2004;27(Suppl. 1):S84-S87.