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ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care: available in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese

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Posted on August 1, 2015
Topic: Diabetic Eye Care, Eye Care, Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research, ICO Programs and Initiatives, Journal/Publication
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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) developed the ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care to serve a supportive and educational role for ophthalmologists worldwide.  The Guidelines are for the screening of diabetics, and to assess and treat people with diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes. The Guidelines are available in Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The Guidelines address the needs and requirements for the following levels of service:

  • Essential or core: for low resources, or resource-poor settings
  • Mid-Level: for some resources, or intermediate-resource settings
  • Current state-of-the-art: for abundant resources, or resource-rich settings.

English
The Guidelines were first released in December 2013 and were updated with a publication date of January 2017.  The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) hopes you will find them easy to read, translate, and adapt for local use.

If adapting, please credit the ICO for text and the ICO/Singapore Eye Research Institute for photographs.  Note the copyright information in the Word version of the Guidelines.

Chinese
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Ping Fei and Dr. Yu Xu
(Department of Ophthalmology, Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

Translations were revised by Dr. Peiquan Zhao (Department of Ophthalmology, Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China) and Dr. Fang Lu (Department of Ophthalmology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu,China) and Hsin-wen Amanda Wu.

French
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Jean Jacques DeLaey.

Portuguese
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Eye Visio, Mauricio Maia, and Rubens Belfort Neto.

Russian
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Anton Vurdaft, FICO, FCOphth(ECSA).

Serbian
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Lala Ceklic, Mrs. Fatima Hadzismajlovic Mrsc Pharm, and Mrs Alisa Mesihovic-Pindzo.

Spanish
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Van Lansingh, Dr. Juan Verdaguer, and Anni de Segovia.

Vietnamese
Translation of the 2014 Guidelines was made possible by Dr. Vuong Van Quy, MD, PhD.

The Guidelines are designed to be a working document and will be updated on an ongoing basis.  Translation and adaption for non-commercial local use is encouraged, but please credit ICO.  We welcome any feedback, comments, or suggestions. Please email us at: info@icoph.org.

Learn more about this initiative and Committee: http://www.icoph.org/taskforce-documents/diabetic-retinopathy-guidelines.html

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