Diabetic Retinopathy

Choroidal Thickness Changes in Patients With Untreated Diabetes

Choroidal Thickness Changes in Patients With Untreated Diabetes

Researchers examined the choroidal layer thickness in eyes of patients with diabetes to compare the findings based on medical history of systemic diabetes treatments and stage of diabetic retinopathy.

One-Hour Plasma Glucose Useful Predictor of Diabetic Retinopathy

One-Hour Plasma Glucose Useful Predictor of Diabetic Retinopathy

One-hour plasma glucose is a useful predictor of retinopathy risk, has a predictive value similar to that of 2-hour plasma glucose, and may be considered as an alternative glucose time point during an oral glucose tolerance test.

FDA Approves Unique Device for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

FDA Approves Unique Device for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

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This is the first device authorized for marketing that provides a screening decision without the need for clinician interpretation.

Eylea Meets Endpoint in Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Trial

Eylea Meets Endpoint in Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Trial

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Results so far (at week 24) show more than half of patients who received Eylea experienced a 2-step or greater improvement from baseline on the DRSS vs. patients who received a sham injection (58% vs 6%; P<0.0001).

Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Does Not Impair Macular Perfusion

Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Does Not Impair Macular Perfusion

For patients with diabetic macular edema, repeated ranibizumab treatment does not appear to be associated with impaired macular perfusion.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Independently Associated With CVD in T1D

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Independently Associated With CVD in T1D

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Study found that the absence of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in those with stage 3b chronic kidney disease is associated with a lower prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with long duration of type 1 diabetes.

Prevalence of Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema: Bevacizumab vs Aflibercept or Ranibizumab

Prevalence of Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema: Bevacizumab vs Aflibercept or Ranibizumab

For patients with diabetic macular edema, persistence is more likely with bevacizumab than with aflibercept or ranibizumab.

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Increased With Diet Soda Consumption

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Increased With Diet Soda Consumption

There was an independent association between high diet soft drink consumption and the likelihood of having proliferative diabetic retinopathy; there was no association seen between regular soda drink consumption and diabetic retinopathy.

Novel Deep Learning System May Help Identify Diabetic Retinopathy

Novel Deep Learning System May Help Identify Diabetic Retinopathy

A novel deep learning system has high sensitivity and specificity for identifying diabetic retinopathy.

Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) agonists protect against diabetic retinopathy in animal model

GHRH and GHRH receptor levels are decreased in diabetic rats and humans. Administration of GHRH agonists to diabetic rats reversed signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy Experience Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy Experience Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

Among Asians, individuals with mild and moderate diabetic retinopathy are more likely to have fallen, and greater perceived barriers to diabetes self-management are associated with the severity of DR in an Asian population.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Type 2 Diabetes: Complications and Treatments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Type 2 Diabetes: Complications and Treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Eye Care in T1D: Guiding Retinopathy Screening Using HbA1c

Eye Care in T1D: Guiding Retinopathy Screening Using HbA1c

New recommendations suggest that frequency of diabetic retinopathy screening should be guided by patients' HbA1c levels.

Diabetic Retinopathy Caused by Sleep Apnea in T2D

Diabetic Retinopathy Caused by Sleep Apnea in T2D

Sleep apnea was independently linked to sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes.

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal telescreenings increased the evaluation rate for diabetic retinopathy.

Efficacy of Anti-VEGF Treatments For Diabetic Retinopathy Explored

Efficacy of Anti-VEGF Treatments For Diabetic Retinopathy Explored

Three anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies were linked to lowered rates of diabetic retinopathy.

Are <i>RUNX1</i> Genes Linked to Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy?

Are RUNX1 Genes Linked to Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy?

Investigators found a link between the RUNX1 gene and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Lacking Among Pediatric Patients

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Lacking Among Pediatric Patients

Black and Latino youth were less likely to undergo an eye examination for diabetic retinopathy within 6 years of their diagnosis.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

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Cumulative probability of proliferative diabetic retinopathy worsening was 42% in the panretinal photocoagulation group compared with 34% in the ranibizumab group.

Diabetic Macular Edema May Result in Lower Retinal Blood Flow

Diabetic Macular Edema May Result in Lower Retinal Blood Flow

Patients with diabetic macular edema experienced lower total retinal blood flow than patients without.

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

There are fewer cases of incident diabetic retinopathy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery compared with medical treatment.

AlphaB-Crystallin Levels Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

AlphaB-Crystallin Levels Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

Vitreous levels of alphaB-crystallin are significantly higher in eyes of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) compared with the eyes of controls without diabetes.

Self-Care Tools Decreased Depression in Diabetic Retinopathy

Self-Care Tools Decreased Depression in Diabetic Retinopathy

Self-care tools can reduce depressive symptoms in patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

Deep Machine Learning for Identification of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Fundus Photographs

Deep Machine Learning for Identification of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Fundus Photographs

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An algorithm based on deep machine learning may help identify diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with high specificity and sensitivity.

Examining Barriers to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Examining Barriers to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Patients and health care providers have markedly divergent perceptions of barriers to diabetic retinopathy screening.

Treated Diabetic Retinopathy Rare in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Treated Diabetic Retinopathy Rare in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Treated diabetic retinopathy is extremely rare among children with type 1 diabetes, according to research published in Diabetes Care.

Significant Increase Seen in Global Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy

Significant Increase Seen in Global Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy

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Researchers attributed nearly 5 million cases of blindness or impaired vision to complications from diabetes.

Eating Oily Fish May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Eating Oily Fish May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

For patients with diabetes, 2 servings of fatty fish a week may be enough to lower their risk of diabetic retinopathy.

First Referral for Diabetic Retinopathy Exam Delayed About 3 Years

First Referral for Diabetic Retinopathy Exam Delayed About 3 Years

A study in Australia shows that general practitioners referred patients for a diabetic retinopathy screening on an average of 3.1 years after diabetes diagnosis.

Severe Diabetic Retinopathy Tied to Depressive Symptoms

Severe Diabetic Retinopathy Tied to Depressive Symptoms

Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy or proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but not diabetic macular edema, is associated with depressive symptoms.

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