Reducing Preventable Blindness Through Co-Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Healthcare Management


Healthcare Leadership

First Advisor

Irene Frederick


Co-management, Retinopathy, Preventable blindness


Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is an advanced uncontrolled state of diabetes which progressively worsens and results in blindness. A retinal screening provides early detection of progression and allows for an immediate treatment to halt or minimize permanent vision loss. Over 40% of DR patients do not follow recommendations for timely screenings, even when told they could go blind. Confusion during transitions of care between multiple providers is the primary contributing factor. How can multiple providers cooperate to diminish confusion that causes non-compliance, and results in unnecessary blindness?

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