Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in young adults in the United States. Early identification and treatment of DR can decrease the risk of vision loss in affected patients. This clinical report reviews the risk factors for the development of DR and screening guidance for pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Screening for Retinopathy in the Pediatric Patient With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
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Gregg T. Lueder, Janet Silverstein, and Section on Ophthalmology and Section on Endocrinology; Screening for Retinopathy in the Pediatric Patient With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatrics July 2005; 116 (1): 270–273. 10.1542/peds.2005-0875
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