diabetic retinopathy


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retinopathy involving damage to the small blood vessels in the retina

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The primary endpoint of the TIME-2b study is the%age of patients who improve by 2 or more steps in diabetic retinopathy severity score in the study eye.
Results: In the diagnosis with direct ophthalmoscopy, 375 eyes out of 500 eyes were diagnosed as diabetic retinopathy (75%); there were 74 eyes at stage I, 88 eyes at stage II, 92 eyes at stage III, 83 eyes of stage IV, 28 eyes of stage V and 10 eyes of stage VI.
Compared to people without diabetes, patients with diabetic retinopathy were 31% more likely to fall, the study also found.
Dr Peter van Wijngaarden, a principal investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, told OT that "alarming projections" of the number of patients with diabetic retinopathy had major implications for the health system.
According to a study, vitamin D plays an important role in prevention of diabetic retinopathy (DR) because on one hand it is essential for normal insulin release and glucose metabolism while on the other hand it decreases the level of inflammatory cytokines that are up-regulated in diabetes2.
He said that keeping blood glucose levels and blood pressure well controlled helps to lower the risk or slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among working-aged adults in the US between the ages of 20-and 74.
In multiple clinical studies, Lucentis demonstrated a significant improvement of patients' diabetic retinopathy, and it is the first and only anti-VEGF therapy approved to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy.
Background diabetic retinopathy is named appropriately because it sits in the background, not itself a danger to vision, but is instead a warning sign that serious damage may be starting (Watkins, 2003).
This type of laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy will not improve vision, but it can prevent further deterioration, he said and remarked that this is usually painless and has no side effects, but can influence night driving and peripheral vision.
Experts say one out of every five people with diabetes in India has some degree of diabetic retinopathy and an estimated 6 million people have severe form of the condition, known as ' vision threatening diabetic retinopathy'.
Worldwide diabetic retinopathy rates have significantly increased during the past few years and the European Society of Retina Specialists Congress (EURETINA), held in Germany in late 2013, has called for diabetic retinopathy to be classified as an epidemic.
The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetic retinopathy was 25% and that of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy was 19% of an inpatient population of patients with diabetes mellitus, compared with the general population; researchers identified several barriers to ophthalmic care.