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

Agardh, Elisabet LU and T-Khani, Poya LU (2011) In Diabetes Care 34(6). p.1318-1319
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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Diabetes Care
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34
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6
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1318 - 1319
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American Diabetes Association
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1935-5548
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10.2337/dc10-2308
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Agardh, Elisabet and T-Khani, Poya},
  issn         = {1935-5548},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1318--1319},
  publisher    = {American Diabetes Association},
  series       = {Diabetes Care},
  title        = {Adopting 3-Year Screening Intervals for Sight-Threatening Retinal Vascular Lesions in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects Without Retinopathy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc10-2308},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2011},
}