Reducing Preventable Blindness through Co-management of Diabetic Retinopathy
Date of Award
Master of Professional Studies
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?
Joseph-Conkling, Anita Marie, "Reducing Preventable Blindness through Co-management of Diabetic Retinopathy" (2013). University College: Healthcare Leadership Capstones. 22.