Silver Book Fact

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.

Javitt, Jonathan C., Lloyd Paul Aiello, Yen-Pin Chiang, and S. Greenfield. Preventive Eye Care in People With Diabetes is Cost-Saving to the Federal Government: Implications for health care reform. Diabetes Care. 1994; 17(8): 909-17. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/8/909

Reference

Title
Preventive Eye Care in People With Diabetes is Cost-Saving to the Federal Government: Implications for health care reform
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
1994
Authors
Javitt, Jonathan C., Lloyd Paul Aiello, Yen-Pin Chiang, and S. Greenfield
Volume & Issue
Volume 17, Issue 8
Pages
909-17
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • The cost-effectiveness of detection and treatment of eye disease in diabetics is $3,190 per quality adjusted life year (QALY).  
  • Of the 8 Million older Americans at high risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 1.3 million will develop advanced AMD within 5 years.  However the NEI-sponsored Age-Related Eye…  
  • Timely treatment and follow-up care can reduce the risk of blindness in individuals with proliferative retinopathy by 95%.  
  • After 9 years of tight blood pressure control, patients with type 2 diabetes had a 34% reduction in retinopathy progression and a 47% reduction in risk of visual acuity deterioration…  
  • Tele-ophthalmology
    Adequately trained general practitioners can screen for DR with 90% sensitivity using tele-ophthalmology.