Diabetic retinopathy

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Ophthalmological Society of Finland and Medical Advisory Board of the Finnish Diabetes Association

Current Care Guideline «Diabeettinen retinopatia»1 and Summary «Diabeettinen retinopatia»2 in Finnish

Good treatment of diabetes decreases the risk of diabetic retinopathy. The goals of the treatment are adequate glucose balance, blood pressure and prevention of metabolic syndrome. Every patient with diabetes should regularly be screened for diabetic retinopathy. Timely and efficient treatment of retinopathy significantly decreases the risk of visual impairment.

Paula Summanen (Chair)

Vuokko Kallioniemi

Jorma Komulainen

Lars Eriksson

Heikki Forsvik

Kustaa Hietala

Sirkku Tulokas

Gunvor von Wendt