Talking about Diabetic Retinopathy
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about diabetic retinopathy – what it is, what causes it, factors that influence whether someone with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy, disease progression, and treatment options for each stage plus much more.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:TDR070219
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • List four risk factors that influence whether someone with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy.
  • Name two of the four specific features that may be noted on ophthalmoscopic exam of someone with mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
  • Identify three factors for assessing function with vision loss.
  • Describe the stages of diabetic retinopathy and appropriate treatment for each stage.
  • Name three treatment options for advanced cases of diabetic retinopathy.
  • List three other ophthalmic conditions that may occur in people with diabetes.
  • Discuss the Ophthalmologic Examination Schedule recommended for people with diabetes.
  • List three exercise activities to avoid if a patient has diabetic retinopathy.


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