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Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course


Blindness from diabetic retinopathy is almost entirely preventable with regular eye examinations and timely laser surgery. They develop an online self-directed diabetic retinopathy grading course, for use by general practitioners and other health professionals, using retinal photography.

Course Contents

  • Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy
  • Pathology that makes up diabetic retinopathy
  • Stages of diabetic retinopathy
  • Referrals




How to screening for diabetic retinopathy

The section on how to screen for diabetic retinopathy is divided into two parts:

Distant visual acuity

  • Equipment
  • How to record visual acuity
  • Visual acuity test

Grading diabetic retinopathy, macular oedema and referral plans

  • Review of the pathology that makes up retinopathy
  • Review of the stages of retinopathy
  • Review macular oedema
  • Referral plans


Developed By
DR Information
Indigenous Eye Health
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Tel: (03) 9035 6396
Email: [email protected]

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