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Title: Retinal examination of diabetic patients: knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians in Oman
Authors: Khandekar, R.
Shah, S.
Al Lawatti, J.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of 40 randomly selected physicians was assessed in the North Sharqiya region of Oman in 2003. We evaluated non-ophthalmologist physicians' knowledge of techniques of eye examination of diabetic patients, attitudes towards fundus examination and practices of detailed eye examination. Knowledge about different parts of the eye was satisfactory in only 58% of physicians and knowledge about method of fundus examination for diabetic retinopathy was poor in 40%. Attitudes towards eye examination by nonophthalmologists at primary level were positive. In practice 20 physicians had attempted to use an ophthalmoscope and only 9 could see details of the retina. Our general physicians would need detailed training if they are to be involved in early detection of diabetic retinopathy
Description: 850-857
Keywords: Diabetic Retinopathy
Early Diagnosis
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Retina
ISSN: 1020-3397
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