Ophthalmology 21

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening 2019

This is a continuation of the project Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, A total of 280 people with diabetes were surveyed. 

TVP POZNAŃ - Interview with Prof. Dr. Andrzej Grzybowski (start time: 01:20)


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Diabetic Retinopathy Screening - 2018

The Foundation for Supporting the Development of Ophthalmology has undertaken a pilot screening project for diabetics in Poland. The project "Diabetic Retinopathy Screening". involved examining diabetics during a visit to a diabetologist, without the involvement of an ophthalmologist - fundus photos were analysed by artificial intelligence. The project was co-financed by the City of Poznań.


The Foundation trained the nursing staff of the diabetes clinic in the use of the funduscamera (a camera for taking fundus images). It turned out that a few hours' training in the use of the camera and the software using artificial intelligence was enough to ensure that every patient received an additional examination for RBD in the diabetologist's office.

The innovation of the examination lies in the use of AI (artificial intelligence) to analyse the patient's fundus photos taken with a special camera (funduscamera) by trained nursing staff. The entire examination takes a few minutes and the patient receives the result on the spot, along with recommendations for further follow-up appointments with their ophthalmologist. The use of the IDx-DR software reduces the examination time from 15 minutes to 5 minutes and does not require the presence of an ophthalmologist - the patient's fundus photos and their uploading to a server for analysis can be performed by appropriately trained nursing staff, on the occasion of a follow-up visit to the diabetic practice.

They screened 544 diabetic patients for early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy - a diabetic complication that can lead to complete loss of vision.

Media information

Project "Diabetic retinopathy - know more and prevent." - 2017

The project "Diabetic retinopathy - I know and prevent" was implemented in the city of Poznań. Educational activities and 2 "White Weeks" were carried out, in which 199 people were screened for diabetic retinopathy.

Watch the programme "Medycyna i Ty" broadcast on TVP3 Poznan. http://poznan.tvp.pl/29862496/07042017. Project co-financed by the City of Poznań and covered by media patronage of TVP3 Poznań (from 4:27 to 8:31).

Project "Diabetic retinopathy - know and prevent" - 2016
The projects consisted of educational and diagnostic activities aimed at raising awareness of diabetic retinopathy and its prevention among over 60-year-old residents of the city of Poznań diagnosed with diabetes. During the three 'White Weeks', 201 people were screened for retinal changes and provided with the necessary knowledge about the risks associated with diabetic retinopathy. The project was co-financed by the City of Poznań.