Diabetic retinopathy 1

Authors: Mária Molnárová
Authors‘ workplace: II. Očná klinika, FNsP F. D. Roosevelta, Banská Bystrica
Published in: Forum Diab 2012; 1(1): 17-23


Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and one of the most common causes of blindness in working age. The emergence and development of DR and diabetic macular edema (DME) are influenced by systemic and ocular risk factors. The Global Diabetic Retinopathy Project Group simplified the classification of DR and DME to facilitate early diagnosis of the disease, to improve communication between the ophthalmologist, diabetologist and general practitioner, which allows for early indication of effective up-to-date treatment of DR and DME.

Key words:
diabetic retinopathy – diabetes mellitus – diabetic macular edema – microvascular complication


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