Ocular Biomarker Elevated in Diabetes and Hypertension

A vasoconstrictor linked to small pupil pathophysiology may also play a role in systemic disease.

Lesion Locations Tied to DR Severity

Central retinal vessel density was linked to disease severity in eyes without—but not with—peripheral lesions.

Delayed Treatment Leads to Poor VA in Diabetes Patients

Those with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should seek PRP within a month.

ERG Detects Early Retinal Changes in Diabetes

Both implicit time and amplitude were significantly affected by disease duration, even before retinopathy.

OCT Detects Early Changes in Diabetes

Imaging shows macular thinning even before retinopathy develops.

Prediabetes Leads to Macular Thinning

These findings in early disease support the neurodegenerative theory in diabetes.

Study Pinpoints DED Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

Disease duration, elevated HbA1c levels and severe diabetic retinopathy are the most critical factors.

Bacterial Infections Tied to Severe Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients with advanced cases of DR purchased more antibiotics per year.

Myopia Not a Factor in DR Progression

Still, hyperopia was associated with a higher risk of disease progression.

AI DR Screening Effective in Children

This technique was preferred over conventional screening in terms of accuracy and cost to patients.

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