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Diabetic Ontarians unscreened for retinopathy – update

Project ID: 2019-003/2020 0900 645 001
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
ICES Scientists: Rick Glazier, Michael Paterson
Summary: The detection and treatment of retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, can prevent blindness in up to 90% of those affected. OTN’s teleophthalmology program improves rates of access to retinal assessment and follow-up for patients with diabetes. This study will describe the unscreened diabetic population, its resource use and comorbidities. The analyses will inform the Teleophthalmology Advisory Group, host program partners and system planners to implement outreach and adoption activities designed to attract more patients requiring this care.
Status: Completed