FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT...Diabetic retinopathy

Noble, Jason; Chaudhary, Varun
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1646
Academic Journal
The article provides information about diabetic retinopathy, the main cause of loss of vision in adults in developed countries that is categorized into nonproliferative and proliferative types. Diabetic retinopathy is directly related to the duration of severity of hyperglycemia and diabetes. Its progression is associated with smoking, hypertension, anemia and nephropathy. Key treatments include vitrectomy and laser photocoagulation.


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