Diabetic Retinopathy

Scanlon, Peter H (2015) Diabetic Retinopathy. Medicine, 43 (1). pp. 13-19. ISSN 1357-3039

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Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the working-age population in many countries. Despite the available treatments, some patients present late in the course of the disease when treatment is more difficult. If diabetic retinopathy is detected, tightening of modifiable risk factors (e.g. blood glucose and blood pressure) can slow disease progression. When sight-threatening retinopathy is detected, laser treatment and treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors reduces the risk of visual loss.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetic retinopathy; laser therapy; optical coherence tomography; risk factors; screening; vascular endothelial growth factor
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: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 10:55
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3574

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