1181 - Non-mydriatic retinal photography (NMP) in persons with diabetes

Page last updated: 11 October 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

NMP is a non-contact, non-invasive [digital] imaging technique that provides images of the retina and optic disc. NMP provides a means for earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy and vision loss in people with diagnosed diabetes who do not attend an eyecare practitioner for a mydriatic fundus assessment.

Description of Medical Condition

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a disease of the retina that eventually develops in nearly all patients with diabetes mellitus and is directly related to poor control of blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipids.

DR progresses in a predicable fashion from minimal to more severe changes if there is no intervention. The earliest clinical signs of DR include microaneurysms and haemorrhages. Visual loss results mainly from macular oedema / and or proliferative diabetic retinotherapy.

Reason for Application


Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 516 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 1142 KB)

Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 2895 KB)
Assessment Report (Word 2951 KB)

Assessment Report - Addendum (PDF 401 KB)
Assessment Report - Addendum (Word 17 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 203 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 451 KB)

Meetings for this Application


15 to 16 August 2013
12 to 13 December 2013


8 to 10 October 2014


26 to 28 November 2014