Automated grading of diabetic retinopathy in primary care screening

The role of automated grading of diabetic retinopathy in a primary care screening programme

Investigators

Olson, J. (Grampian Retinal Screening Programme) Sharp, P., Goatman, K. (Bio-Medical Physics and Bio-Engineering, University of Aberdeen) Prescott, G. (Population Health, University of Aberdeen) and McNamee, P. (HERU)

Summary

Systematic screening for diabetic eye disease has been identified as a cost-effective use of resources. With the prevalence of diabetes increasing steadily, it is important that efficient screening services are in place to meet the increasing demand.

One-field automated grading was compared with manual disease/no disease grading using reference graded photographic retinal images from 6,722 consecutive patients in Grampian. The costs and cost savings to the NHS associated with both approaches were estimated and compared.

Contact

P McNamee

Status

Complete

Publications

Philip, S., Fleming, A.D., Goatman, K.A., Fonseca, S., McNamee, P., Scotland, G.S., Prescott, G.J., Sharp, P.F. and Olson, J.A. The efficacy of automated "disease/no disease" grading for diabetic retinopathy in a systematic screening programme. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 91(11): 1512-1517.

Scotland, G.S., McNamee, P.,Philip, S., Fleming, A.D., Goatman, K.A., Prescott, G.J., Fonseca, S., Sharp, P.F. and Olson, J.A. Cost-effectiveness of implementing automated grading within the national screening programme for diabetic retinopathy in Scotland. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 91(11): 1518-1523.

Scotland, G.S., Philip, S., Fleming, A.D., Goatman, K.A., Sharp, P.F., McNamee, P., Fonseca, S., Prescott, G.J. and Olson, J.A. Manual versus automated: the diabetic retinopathy screening debate. Automated screening could be the cost-effective route. Ophthalmology Times Europe. 2008; 4(2): 14-16.

Olson, J., Sharp, P.F., Goatman, K., Prescott, G. and McNamee, P. The role of automated grading of diabetic retinopathy in a primary care screening programme. Final report to the Chief Scientist Office. 2005

Presentations

Scotland, G.S., McNamee, P., Philip, S., Fleming, A., Goatman, K.A., Prescott, G., Fonsea, S., Sharp, P.F. and Olson. J.A. Costs and consequences of implementing automated grading within a national screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference. Birmingham, March 2006.