Silver Book Fact

Mobile Exam for DR

Fact image

Use of a mobile examination for DR screening in Finland decreased visual impairment by 86% in the covered area.

Hautala N, Aikkila R, Korpelainan J, et al. Marked Reductions in Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Achieved by Efficient Screening and Timely Treatment. Acta Opthalmologica. 2014; 92(6): 582-7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aos.12278/abstract

Reference

Title
Marked Reductions in Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Achieved by Efficient Screening and Timely Treatment
Publication
Acta Opthalmologica
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Hautala N, Aikkila R, Korpelainan J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 92, Issue 6
Pages
582-7
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Tele-ophthalmology
    Adequately trained general practitioners can screen for DR with 90% sensitivity using tele-ophthalmology.  
  • Medicines Reduce Complications of Diabetes: Diabetes patients treated with medicines are less likely to develop other health problems  
  • Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the kidneys by 35-56%. Experts believe that these results can be…  
  • Blood pressure control in diabetics reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% to 50%, and the risk of microvascular complications by approximately 33%.  
  • Detecting and treating diabetic eye disease with laser therapy can reduce the development of severe vision loss by an estimated 50% to 60%.