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Prim Care. 2015 Sep;42(3):451-64. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2015.05.005.

Diabetic Retinopathy.

Author information

1
Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Emory Eye Center, 1365B Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address: ahendrick@emory.edu.
2
Department of Family Medicine, Emory University, Emory Family Medicine Center, 4500 Shallowford Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA.

Abstract

The prevalence of diabetes is on the rise globally as are the consequences, such as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults in developed countries. Visual impairment as a result of diabetic retinopathy has a significant negative impact on the patient's quality of life and their ability to successfully manage their disease. Glycemic control, blood pressure normalization, and lipid management form the basis for long-term diabetes management and protection from worsening eye disease.

KEYWORDS:

Diabetic retinopathy; Glycemic control; Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy; Proliferative diabetic retinopathy; Visual impairment

PMID:
26319349
DOI:
10.1016/j.pop.2015.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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