What do screening results say?

Screening for diabetic retinopathy

You will receive a letter with the results of the screening within 2 weeks after admission.
The following letter will indicate the possible results of the screening:

• Absence of retinopathy
• Background retinopathy
• Preproliferative retinopathy
• Proliferative retinopathy
• Diabetic macular edema

What do these results mean?

No retinopathy (R0)
This means that no signs of diabetic retinopathy were found in the images we evaluated. After 1 year, you should visit us for a second screening.

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Background diabetic retinopathy (R1)
This result means that you have minor signs of retinopathy. However, ophthalmic treatment is currently not indicated. But you need to take care not to aggravate the problem - monitor the level of glucose in the blood, blood pressure, regularly visit a therapist, an endocrinologist. It is important that you come for the examination next year.

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Preproliferative retinopathy (R2)

This result means that the images we obtained during the screening showed changes in the retina due to diabetes mellitus. The identified changes require a detailed examination and a decision on the issue of further management tactics. You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

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Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (R3)
This result means that you have significant changes in the retina due to diabetes, which can lead to eyesight loss. You need to urgently contact an ophthalmologist to decide on further treatment tactics.

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Diabetic Maculopathy/ Diabetic Macular Edema
This result means that changes were detected in the images in the macular region (the central zone of the retina). Accordingly, the question of further treatment tactics will be decided.

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Unquantifiable result
This conclusion indicates a low-quality retinal image. Therefore, it is impossible to give an accurate assessment of the condition of the fundus.

There are several reasons why a patient might get this result on a screening test. The cause may be a cloudy lens of the eye (cataract), making it difficult to see the retina behind it. Also, poor image quality may be due to an insufficiently wide pupil diameter. In this case, you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist in a planned manner.

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