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This resource, a successor to the highly popular Practical Guide to Polaroid Retinal Photography, describes the essential components of a retinopathy screening programme, including the criteria for referral to an ophthalmologist, drawing upon the experience of the Newcastle system over the last two decades and the National Screening Committee Report upon Eye screening. It is fully illustrated, featuring a new set of 50 digital colour photographs, showing the normal retina and problems associated with diabetes, with explanatory text.
Retinal screening is part of diabetes care, and retinal screeners play a vital role in the diabetes care team which delivers the service to individuals with diabetes. Although the resource is intended primarily as a practical guide, it should be useful for those preparing to take the new UK National Diploma in diabetes retinal screening.