Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 7th, 2001
Diabetic retinopathy, characterized by hemorrhage, microaneurysms, lesion formation, and sometimes new blood vessel overgrowth (proliferative retinopathy) in the retina, can lead to total vision loss in diabetes patients. A follow-up study of almost 3,000 patients with types 1 or 2 diabetes at 10 WHO centers suggests several factors contribute to progressive eye disease in patients with diabetic...
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