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Referral Pathway for Diabetic Retinopathy

The RANZCO Referral Pathway for Diabetic Retinopathy provides information for optometrists and GPs to use in identifying and referring potential cases of diabetic retinopathy. This document is under constant review and will be updated periodically.

If, based on your experience of using The RANZCO Referral Pathway for Diabetic Retinopathy, you have any feedback about how it could be improved, please email us at pathways@ranzco.edu.

PDFRANZCO Referral Pathway for Diabetic Retinopathy 

Click here if you wish to take the Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course.

In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health’s Diabetic Retinal Screening, Grading, Monitoring and Referral Guidance provides guidance on the key components of an organised DR screening service with the aim of providing high-quality, equitable screening for those at risk of diabetic eye disease. The guidance includes a retinal screening pathway to assist with the identification and appropriate management of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Updated 13 December 2018