Macular Edema Progresses Independently of DR

Retinopathy progression may depend more on fluctuations in the volume of the extracellular space of the inner nuclear layer of the retina.

Vitreomacular Abnormalities May Contribute to CI-DME Formation

Further studies are needed to more accurately pinpoint edema’s relationship with PDR, researchers note.

Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Higher Risk of Stroke

This could be explained by shared risk factors such as poor glycemic control, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

Sex Differences Found in Aqueous Humor Diabetic Biomarkers

Males may have a more inflammatory phenotype than females.

Disparities in Eye Care Access Persist in Underserved Populations

Financial, logistical and awareness barriers were the most commonly cited reasons for underutilization.

Ethnicity Group, Insurance Linked to Worse Ocular Outcomes

Clinicians should be aware of how social factors may affect patients’ ability to receive care, study suggests.

Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Higher Risk for Sleep Apnea

However, prevalence was lower in those with diabetic retinopathy.

Blood Sugar and Diabetes Duration Predicts DR Risk

Screening is necessary in these patients, even in those with controlled disease.

Structural OCT-A Predicts DR Progression

These metrics helped dictate visual acuity and retinal sensitivity outcomes over 12 months.

Telehealth Suitable for Most Initial Diabetic Visits

Still, only a fourth of patients who qualified for this management approach were initially assessed virtually.

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