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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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ROMERO-AROCA, P. et al. The non-mydriatic camera as a screening method in diabetics in Tarragona. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.7, pp.232-238. ISSN 0365-6691.

Objective: The aim of the study is to present the results of the first year of using a non-mydriatic fundus camera. We performed an evaluation of its usefulness and problems. Methods: During the first year of using the non-mydriatic fundus camera we evaluated 3,272 type II diabetic patients who were not being controlled in the hospital. Results: The diabetic retinopathy was observed in 164 patients (5.01%), the mild form in 70 patients (2.14%). Diabetic macular oedema was observed in 41 patients (1.25%). In 119 patients (3.63%) the retinography could not be interpreted and were referred to the hospital; 113 patients also were referred due to other pathologies; the largest group of these patients had age-related macular disease or age-related macular degeneration (42 patients). Finally, 458 patients (13.99%) required mydriatic eye-drops. Conclusions: The non-mydriatic fundus camera is a useful technique for assessing the presence of diabetic retinopathy, particularly in patients with poor ophthalmic control. This technique may enable us to diagnose these patients who need laser treatment.

Palabras clave : Non-mydriatic fundus camera; Diabetic retinopathy; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetic macular oedema; Diabetic retinopathy prevalence.

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