GPs trial diabetic retinopathy screening

GPs in Perth are trialling a new model of diabetic retinopathy screening that aims to cut unnecessary referrals to ophthalmologists.

The trial, led by Dr Amitha Preetham at the Midland GP Superclinic, will involve 200 patients with diabetes to investigate whether CSIRO-developed software can be used on retinal photographs to identify patients who need referral to an ophthalmologist.

The imaging will be performed by GPs using