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Eye (Lond). 1998;12 ( Pt 6):929-33.

Modifying factors related to asymmetric diabetic retinopathy.

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Kobe University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To identify the modifying factors related to the development of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).

METHODS:

Thirty-eight eyes of 19 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients with maintained asymmetric PDR were retrospectively reviewed.

RESULTS:

Five patients with ipsilateral carotid stenoses > or = 90% had PDR. Four patients with high myopia over 6 dioptres and 4 patients with optic atrophy and at least a quadrant defect in the visual field had non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Of 6 patients with unilateral asteroid hyalosis, 5 had no posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and PDR.

CONCLUSION:

Two factors reached statistical significance as factors modifying PDR: carotid occlusive disease and PVD. Optic atrophy and high myopia showed trends of being a protective influence.

PMID:
10325988
DOI:
10.1038/eye.1998.241
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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