Australian National Diabetes Information Audit & Benchmarking (ANDIAB) 2011 Final Report

2.4.2 Eyes

Data on visual acuity found among individuals

Page last updated: December 2011

Recorded

Most recent/current Visual Acuity [Right & Left], whether Dilated [No/Yes], Retinal Assessment [Right & Left], and whether Referred [No/Yes], and/or Attended Ophthalmologist [No/Yes], and Attended Optometrist [No/Yes].

% Missing (Overall)

Visual Acuity: [Right] 51.4 % [Left] 51.5 %
Examined last 12 months: 38.4 %
Retinal Assessment: [Right] 34.8 % [Left] 34.8 %
Retinal Camera: 57.8 %
Referred to Ophthalmologist: 30.2 %
Attended Ophthalmologist: 38.3 %
Attended Optometrist: 33.4 %

This meant that a Visual Acuity was recorded just under half of the records, and Retinal Assessment also in almost 65.0% of records overall – much better than in previous years.

Results

[1] Visual Acuity and Retinal Status :
Table 11 gives overall results for Visual Acuity for the Total Group where a Visual Acuity was provided, broken down by arbitrary cut points of 6/9 and 6/36, and Retinal Status in regards to ‘Diabetes Abnormality’ [Yes]. See Frequency Tables for n= and range data.

Table 11 - Visual Acuity [Arbitrary cut-points 6/9 and 6/36] & Retinal Status

Visual Acuity
[All n]
All %
n = 2229
Adult %
n = 2229
Paediatric %
n = 0
< 6/9[L]
1716
76.4%
[R]
1719
76.5%
> 6/9 and < 6/36[L]
413
18.4%
[R]
410
18.2%
> 6/36[L]
118
5.3%
[R]
119
5.3%
Diabetes Abnormality[L]
775
34.5%
[R]
772
34.3%
New Blindness
40
1.8%
47
2.1%
Tables on Pages 195-202 of Appendix 5 show the breakdown for Visual Acuity and presence of Diabetes Abnormality by Diabetes Type for all data.
The pages are All Sites Data which in 2011 is all Adult Forms Data.

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