Silver Book Fact

Multifoca electroretinogram (mFERG) measures show abnormal function of the retina early in–and even prior to–diabetic retinopathy onset and could enhance monitoring of the early stages of disease progression in individuals.

Bearse M, Adams A, Han Y, Schneck M, et al. A Mulifocal Electroretinogram Model Predicting the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2006; 25(5): 425-448. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2773701/

Reference

Title
A Mulifocal Electroretinogram Model Predicting the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy
Publication
Prog Retin Eye Res
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Bearse M, Adams A, Han Y, Schneck M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 5
Pages
425-448
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Timely treatment and follow-up care can reduce the risk of blindness in individuals with proliferative retinopathy by 95%.  
  • Screening and treatment for eye disease in all type 2 diabetes patients would result in an estimated net savings of 94,304 person-years of sight.  
  • Multifoca electroretinogram (mFERG) measures show abnormal function of the retina early in–and even prior to–diabetic retinopathy onset and could enhance monitoring of the early stages of disease progression in individuals.  
  • Prescription eye drops could delay or prevent half of glaucoma cases in African Americans.  
  • Remote Interpretation of Retinal Imaging for DR
    Use of remote interpretation of retinal imaging in diabetics sent via tele-ophthalmology, improved the frequency of screening from 32% to 71% in only 12 months.