Community pediatrics in Israel: time for change? Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background: Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of adult blindness and accounts for about 10% of cases of legal blindness in Israel. Only about half of the patients with diabetes in Israel have regular eye examinations. Objectives: To evaluate, for the first time in southern Israel, a new service for diabetic retinopathy screening that uses a mobile non-mydriatic mobile fundus camera in primary care patients. Methods: Diabetic members of the largest health fund in southern Israel and over 18 years old were invited for non-mydriatic fundus …

publication date

  • March 1, 2011