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Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;771:88-106.

Retinopathy in diabetes.

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Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

Abstract

With the incidence, and prevalence of diabetes mellitus increasing worldwide, diabetic retinopathy is expected to reach epidemic proportions. The aim of this chapter is to introduce diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in people of the working age. The clinical course of retinopathy, anatomical changes, its pathogenesis and current treatment are described, followed by an overview of the emerging drug therapies for the potential treatment of this sight-threatening complication of diabetes.

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