Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in Europe Strategies for Overcoming Hurdles to Progress
National Representatives Meeting. Gdansk.
Conference organising committee:
Friday 13th May 2011
Simon Harding, Deborah Broadbent, Ken Swa, Elzbieta Bandurska-Stankiewicz
The 2008 meeting in Amsterdam demonstrated that significant progress has been made in most countries but significant barriers remain. This half day conference , which was satellite to the EASDec meeting, reviewed these with the aim of developing strategies to make progress in countries in which there has been no or limited progress. National delegates presented their further progress and there were a series of workshops and debates focussing on issues such as engagement with private health providers, making systematic screening more affordable, and expansion of local programmes.
For full conference report click here.
For summary conference report click here.
For examples of national guidelines on screening for diabetic retinopathy click below:
The national guidelines for the screening, follow-up, prevention and treatment of diabetic retinopathy as well as visual rehabilitation
of visually impaired diabetic patients is available in http://www.kaypahoito.fi/diabeettinen retinopatia.
In English: (Hungary.doc)
In Italian: (Italy.pdf)
Written 2003 and in the process of being written.
Translation into English: (Norwy.pdf)
Management of diabetes: (Scotland 2.pdf)
In Spanish: https://www.serv.es/html/documentos-serv.php
Translation into English: (Spain.doc)
In English: http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/nationalguidelines/nationalguidelinesfordiabetescare
In Swedish: www.socialstyrelsen.se
In English: (Czech Republic.doc)