Home / KEEP BUT DO NOT DISPLAY / Did You Know / Telemedicine Screening Finds Diabetic Retinopathy in 1 out of 5 Patients

Telemedicine Screening Finds Diabetic Retinopathy in 1 out of 5 Patients

Nov 14, 2014
 

The Innovative Network for Sight (INSIGHT) study included 1,894 people (with an average age 53 to 55 years) who were screened across the sites; 21.7 percent of the individuals were found to have DR in at least one eye, according to the study results. Background DR was the most common type of DR and it was present in 94.1 percent of all participants with DR. About half (44.2 percent) of the sample of people screened had eye findings other than DR and 30.7 percent of these other findings were cataract. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online November 13, 2014.