Diabetic retinopathy screening program at Stanger Hospital

Rezaul Chowdhury, Maurice Mars


The current patient care pathway of diabetic patients attending a diabetic outpatient department at Stanger Hospital will be described with reference to retinal assessment. A retrospective audit of tele-opthalmology services will be done. Following that, a prospective study will be done using store and foreward tele-opthalmology using 3 field digital retinal photography to assess the accuracy of diagnoses made of retinal images in the Stanger Opthalmology Department and the presence of diabetic retinopathy in patients screened in the diabetic outpatient department and patients not screened in the diabetic outpatient department. Recommendations will be made for the developing of a tele-opthalmology diabetic retinopathy service.