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The result of an ophthalmological assessment for the left retina during the last 12 months, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Ophthalmological assessment outcome code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 Diabetes abnormality
3 Non-diabetes abnormality
4 Not visualised
1 Normal
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

This is a repeating record of both eyes.

1st field - Right retina

2nd field - Left retina

Record the result of the fundus examination for each eye as: Normal/ Diabetes abnormality/ Non-diabetes abnormality/ or Not visualised.


  • code 12 for right retina Normal and left retina Diabetes abnormality
  • code 32 for right retina Non-diabetes abnormality and left retina Diabetes abnormality

Only the result of an assessment carried out in the last 12 months should be recorded.

National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.


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