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Measuring Quality of Life in Diabetic Retinal Disease: A Narrative Review of Available Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Ophthalmology Science (August 2023) published an MTM Vision Working Group paper titled “Measuring Quality of Life in Diabetic Retinal Disease: A Narrative Review of Available Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.” The review explores various patient-reported outcome measures to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with diabetic retinal disease (DRD). It emphasizes the importance of understanding the psychometric properties of PROMs to determine their relevance to the severity levels of a revised DRD staging system. The review evaluates generic, vision-specific, and DRD-specific PROMs utilized in DRD research and identifies areas where enhancements could be made. The lead author is Stela Vujosevic, MD, PhD et al. This narrative review was undertaken by the MTM Vision Quality of Life working group, one of six working groups organized for the DRD Staging System Update Effort, a project of MTM Vision and JDRF supported by The Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, MD Charitable Foundation.