Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm E: Eye Care

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Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm E: Eye Care

Description

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and comorbid conditions (e.g. hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and renal disease)
  • Allow flexibility so that local policies or procedures, such as those regarding referrals to or consultation with diabetes teams, ophthalmology, optometry, podiatry, nephrology, and endocrinology can be accommodated
  • Decrease the development of complications
  • Improve local management of patients with diabetes and thereby improve patient outcomes

This algorithm on DM addresses the following topics:

  • Eye examination
  • Duration of DM
  • Ocular risk factors
  • Retinopathy
  • Followup examination
  • Patient education

Developer:

Department of Defense; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration

Funding Sources:

Department of Defense; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: March 2005
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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