Essential Equipment List for screening/monitoring and treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)
The Essential Equipment List for screening/monitoring and treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) provides suggestions for equipment and consumables considered essential minimum requirements to perform high quality for screening/ monitoring and treatment for DR. The list provides additional general guidelines to facilitate planning / budgeting.
The list recognises the multifaceted approach required to reduce the risk of developing DR and slow its progression, which includes optimal control of blood glucose and blood pressure, in addition to regular screening/monitoring of people with diabetes to enable early intervention.
The IAPB Essential Equipment Lists are especially for use in in resource constrained settings. NGOs, Ministries of Health, District Health Services, eye clinics and hospitals can use the IAPB Essential Equipment lists to plan and purchase inventory.
Publisher: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)