Annual retinal photography is not an option in India

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1230 (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1230
  1. K J Singh,
  2. R N Misra,
  3. S Bajaj,
  4. A Malik
  1. Assistant professor of ophthalmology Professor of ophthalmology Assistant professor of endocrinology Registrar in ophthalmology MLN Medical College, Allahabad, India

    EDITOR,--Bob Ryder advocates the use of opthalmoscopy combined withretinal photography after dilatation of the pupil in screening for diabetic retinopathy.1 Differences in cost between the methods depend on the high capital cost of the camera, the cost of transporting the patient to a centre where a fundus camera is available, compliance, and the time taken to examine the patient.

    Although direct ophthalmoscopy is possible in an underdeveloped country such as India, examination of the …

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