Community Eye Health Vol. 28 Issue 92 2015
Diabetes is a complex disease requiring the involvement of many health professionals, and patients have many different appointments to keep and tests to undergo.
With so much going on, raising awareness of diabetic retinopathy (DR) can be difficult. Early detection is crucial, as DR is symptomless in the early stages; once vision is affected it is usually too late.
Patients can also help to reduce their risk of developing DR by looking after their own health and their diabetes – and as eye care practitioners we have a responsibility to lead by example and to talk to them about how to make healthy changes in their own lifestyle.
Finally, we have several clinical and technical articles to update and inform your diagnosis and management of DR patients. We hope you will enjoy this issue!
Articles in this issue –
- The diabetes epidemic and its implications for eye health
- Management of diabetic eye disease: an overview
- Improving patient compliance with diabetic retinopathy screening and treatment
- Diabetic retinopathy (DR): management and referral
- Grading diabetic retinopathy (DR) using the Scottish grading protocol
- Talking to patients about diabetes and eye health
- Understanding and safely using ophthalmic lasers
- Urine testing for diabetic analysis
- The East Africa Trachoma/NTD Cross-border Partnership
- Planning a programme to prevent visual loss from diabetic retinopathy
- DR services in Fiji: attitudes, barriers and screening practices
- From the field: Educating DR patients on gaining better diabetes control
- Empowering patients with diabetic retinopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy in Swaziland
- The Scottish Diabetic Retinopathy Screening programme
Continuing professional development –
- Time to reflect: The diabetes epidemic and its implications for eye health
- Test yourself: The diabetes epidemic and its implications for eye health
- Picture quiz: Issue 92, April 2016
New South Asia edition of the Community Eye Health Journal –
We are pleased to announce that the new South Asia Edition will soon be available for download to readers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and India.
IMPORTANT – to ensure you are informed when new issues are published, please send your email address to Shivani Mathur at .
The International Edition will continue to be available online at cehjournal.orgbut paper copies will no longer be distributed to readers in these countries.
If your educational or training institution requires paper copies, please call +91 40 4900 6000, write to the Indian Institute of Public Health, Plot # 1, Rd Number 44, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033, or email
More news and notices –
- About this issue: The diabetes epidemic and its implications for eye health
- Teaching institutions
- Online training for DR grading
- Diabetes and eye care at the IAPB 10th General Assembly
- Next issue
- Peek Vision
- Diabetic Retinopathy Network for the Commonwealth