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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Guide for Primary Care Teams

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Guide for Primary Care Teams

William D. Alexander (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-05171-7

Jan 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

72 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$52.95

Description

This book is intended for general practitioners, optometrists, doctors in training and others who have responsibility for diabetes care. It is not intended to make them self-sufficient in screening and recognition of diabetic retinopathy, but rather to enhance their role in diabetes care by increasing their understanding of diabetic retinopathy and its implications for overall diabetes care.

Diabetic Retinopathy is a well-illustrated, clearly structured and accessible reference guide. It includes a description of diabetic eye disease and its significance not only to management of the eye, but also generally to any person with diabetes. It includes referral guidelines and guidance on locality screening programmes and methods. The book illustrates the different types of diabetic retinopathy as well as other common retinal abnormalities that are likely to be seen. There is also a self-assessment section.

1. Diabetic eye disease.

2. Examining the eye in diabetes.

3. Preventing visual loss and blindness.

4. The treatment of diabetic eye disease.

5. The general management of the person with diabtic eye disease.

6. The management of visual loss and blindness.

7. Other commonly seen retinal abnormalities.

8. Self-assessment.

9. Further reading

* diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness and so causes much concern amongst doctors * the book includes a section on new drug therapies * it sets out recommendations in line with the St Vincent Task Force for Diabetes