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Ugeskr Laeger. 2002 Jun 10;164(24):3180-4.

[Photographic screening for diabetic retinopathy in the county of North Jutland. The first fully digitalized telemedicine-screening clinic].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Øjenafdelingen, Aalborg Sygehus Syd, DK-9100 Aalborg.


Screening for diabetic retinopathy was introduced in Denmark in 1988. At present, screening is carried out in four of the 14 counties, thus being available to a minority of diabetic subjects. According to the WHO but also the National Board of Health, all diabetic patients should undergo screening for diabetic retinopathy. Not only does screening pay off in terms of preservation of vision, it is also cost-effective, as confirmed in the present study. The first fully digitized clinic for retinopathic screening in diabetic patients was recently introduced in the County of North Jutland. Preliminary results from this clinic indicate that all procedures can be handled in this fully digitized system. We therefore predict that fully digitized clinics for retinopathic screening will be introduced throughout Denmark in the future.

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