Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Practice Guide


Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Practice Guide


This guide presents the practical aspects of developing a remote diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) program along with general guidelines and recommendations for performing DRS based on experiences in community clinics in California.

It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • The need for diabetic retinopathy screening programs
  • Guidelines for referring patients
  • Program validation—defining program goals and performance
  • Program models for diabetic retinopathy screening
  • Program personnel and operations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Technical requirements
  • Glossary of teleophthalmology terms
  • References
  • Appendix: sample protocols


California Telemedicine and eHealth Center; University of California Berkeley Clinical Research Center, School of Optometry

Funding Sources:

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration


Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: January 2012
Last Updated: 01/15/14

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