The risk calculator determines a patient’s annualized risk of developing sight threatening retinopathy. The solution shows an individualized risk assessment based the patient’s clinical profile. The mathematical algorithm uses established risk factors known to affect the progression of diabetic retinopathy, such as duration of diabetes, type of diabetes, gender, blood glucose levels and HbA1c.
The risk calculator is a decision support tool for doctors and patients that provides educational material related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. The calculator gives the doctor and patient a personalized risk profile allowing users an opportunity to see how that risk changes with different variable inputs like glycemic and hypertensive control. The program is ideal for Doctors of Optometry to use when educating patients about the disease and overall lifestyle.
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