Canadian guidelines for managing diabetic retinopathy

Canadian guidelines

The Canadian Journal of Opthalmology has recently published guidelines for managing diabetic retinopathy by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.


  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Epidemiology
  • Screening
  • Telehealth and Teleophthalmology
  • Risk Factors For And Prevention Of Progression Of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Treatment Modalities
  • Pregnancy
  • Neovascularization of The Iris
  • Economic Considerations
  • Support

Appraisal hints:

  • Does this guidance conform to AGREE principles?


The full text of the guidelines is available for free from the Canadian Journal of Opthalmology.

Hooper P, Boucher MC et al. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy – executive summary. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr;47(2):91-6.22560411

Douglas Badenoch
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