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How to grade

Helen C King

in Diabetic Retinopathy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199544967
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607235 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199544967.003.0011

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

How to grade

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• The grading environment should be quiet, with appropriate lighting, and grading undertaken on high-quality computer equipment and screens. • A grader needs good pattern recognition skills and attention to detail. • Graders should adhere to minimum standards and numbers of grades as required by the NSC. • A grading scheme has been formulated comprising a retinopathy grade (R) and a maculopathy grade (M). • Graders should check image quality, and use a step-by-step grading method which may also use image manipulation.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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