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Screening Schedule and Flow Chart
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How to Grade Diabetic Retinopathy
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Why Screen for Diabetic Retinopathy?
Retinal Photography for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
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Screening Schedule and Flow Chart

Recommended Screening Schedule 2

  Timing of first screening Follow up screening
NIDDM On diagnosis Yearly*
IDDM Within 2- 5 years after diagnosis Yearly*
Pregnancy with pre-existing DM Prior to planned conception, or as soon as possible after conception 3-monthly*
Gestational DM with onset in the 1st trimester On diagnosis 3-monthly*
Gestational DM with onset after the 1st trimester Not generally required Not generally required

2 Adapted from the CPG for the Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy, MOH, 2011
* Shorter follow up intervals are needed in presence of visual symptoms, diabetic retinopathy, poor glycaemic control or comorbid conditions.

Flow Chart 1

1 Adapted from “Algorithm for Sceening of Diabetic Retinopathy to Prevent Blindness” in CPG for the Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy, MOH, 2011
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