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Screening should be organised by GPs

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1230
  1. A Rauf,
  2. R P L Wormald,
  3. Bill Aylward
  1. Research registrar Consultant ophthalmologist Glaxo Department of Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London EC1V 2PD
  2. Consultant ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital

    EDITOR,--Bob Ryder's editorial on screening for diabetic retinopathy highlights some of the difficulties associated with mass screening.1 Ryder suggests that ophthalmoscopy (we assume that he means examination with a direct handheld ophthalmoscope) through dilated pupils is inadequate and instead suggests the use of combined dilated retinal photography and ophthalmoscopy by experienced …

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