For patients with diabetic macular edema, repeated ranibizumab treatment does not appear to be associated with impaired macular perfusion.
For patients with diabetic macular edema, persistence is more likely with bevacizumab than with aflibercept or ranibizumab.
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.
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.
Three anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies were linked to lowered rates of diabetic retinopathy.
Investigators found a link between the RUNX1 gene and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Cumulative probability of proliferative diabetic retinopathy worsening was 42% in the panretinal photocoagulation group compared with 34% in the ranibizumab group.
Patients with diabetic macular edema experienced lower total retinal blood flow than patients without.
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 can reduce depressive symptoms in patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
An algorithm based on deep machine learning may help identify diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with high specificity and sensitivity.
Patients and health care providers have markedly divergent perceptions of barriers to diabetic retinopathy screening.
Researchers attributed nearly 5 million cases of blindness or impaired vision to complications from diabetes.
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 nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy or proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but not diabetic macular edema, is associated with depressive symptoms.
A statistically significant association was found between low vitamin D levels and the development of diabetic retinopathy.
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