Diabetic Retinopathy

Scanlon, Peter H (2010) Diabetic Retinopathy. In: Journal: Medicine. 1 April 2010. Issue: Diabetes II. Issue 12. Medicine, 38 (38). Medicine Publishing (An Imprint of Elsevier), pp. 656-660.

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Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the working-age population in the UK. Despite the available treatments, many patients present late in the course of the disease when treatment is more difficult. If diabetic retinopathy is detected, tightening of the modifiable risk factors (e.g. blood glucose and blood pressure) can slow disease progression. When sight-threatening retinopathy is detected, laser treatment reduces the risk of visual loss. When a stage of advanced retinopathy is detected, vitrectomy operations with modern surgical techniques provide improving results for patients.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Denise Cain-Jones
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 09:59
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 09:59
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2659

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