Adopting 3-Year Screening Intervals for Sight-Threatening Retinal Vascular Lesions in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects Without Retinopathy

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OBJECTIVE-To report the incidence of sight-threatening vascular lesions in type 2 diabetic subjects without retinopathy after adopting a 3-year interval screening program. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS-In all, 1,691 type 2 diabetic subjects with no detectable retinopathy in two 50 degrees red-free fundus photographs were scheduled for follow-up with photography 3 years later. Age at diabetes diagnosis was 60 +/- 12 years, and known duration of diabetes was 6 +/- 6 years. Treatment consisted of diet only (26%), oral agents (54%), and oral agents and/or insulin (20%). Glycated hemoglobin A(1c) was 6.4 +/- 1.5%. RESULTS-Of the 1,322 subjects available for follow-up, 73% were still without retinopathy after 3 years, and 28% had developed mild or moderate retinopathy, but none developed severe nonproliferative or proliferative retinopathy. Macular edema requiring laser coagulation occurred in only one eye. CONCLUSIONS-Three-year retinal screening intervals can be recommended in subjects with mild type 2 diabetes and no retinopathy.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1318-1319
TidskriftDiabetes Care
Volym34
Utgåva6
DOI
StatusPublished - 2011

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  • Endokrinologi och diabetes

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