Table 1—

Outline of 1998 technical review (ref. 40)

Epidemiology
Impact
Natural history
Causes of visual loss
Providers of eye care for patients with diabetes
Provider of medical care for patients with diabetes
Comprehensive eye evaluation
Initial eye evaluation and minimal follow-up
NPDR levels and disease progression
PDR levels and disease progression
Macular edema levels and disease progression
Treatment objectives
Determination of treatment efficacy
General treatment efficacy
Specific clinical trials outcomes
Management of diabetic retinopathy
Exercise
Aspirin therapy
Ancillary tests
Photography and retinal screening
Conclusions