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Incidence of Referable Retinal Disease in Diabetic Patients at a Primary Care Practice

The Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases used Topcon’s Maestro OCT to test whether CFP or OCT would provide more interpretable images for retinal abnormalities related to diabetes.

This work tests the feasibility of remote ophthalmic imaging to identify referable retinal abnormalities and assesses the effectiveness of color fundus photography (CFP) vs optical coherence tomography (OCT) for this purpose.

Remote diagnosis of ophthalmic imaging at the point of service may allow for early identification of retinal disease and timely referral and treatment. Our approach showed that OCT had significantly better interpretability, while CFP was more helpful in identifying DR. These findings may be important when choosing the screening device in a specific context.

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