Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care 2017

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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has released the 2017 Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care. The guidelines include guidance on intravitreal injections, diabetes in pregnancy and more extensive recommendations for treatment. They serve a supportive and educational role for eye care providers, and are intended to improve the quality of eye care for patients around the world.

The Guidelines inform ophthalmologists about the requirements for the screening, detection, and the appropriate assessment and management of patients with diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy are a rapidly increasing problem worldwide. Hence it is vital to ensure that eye care providers are adequately prepared. 


The updated Guidelines were introduced at the 10th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in South Africa.

Currently the 2017 version is available in English but will be translated into the main languages as the previous version.

Download: ICOGuidelinesforDiabeticEyeCare.pdf

Also read: Diabetic Retinopathy – silently blinding millions of people world-wide