Journal article

Biomarkers in Diabetic Retinopathy.

Alicia J Jenkins, Mugdha V Joglekar, Anandwardhan A Hardikar, Anthony C Keech, David N O'Neal, Andrzej S Januszewski

Rev Diabet Stud

Abstract

There is a global diabetes epidemic correlating with an increase in obesity. This coincidence may lead to a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. There is also an as yet unexplained increase in the incidence of type 1 diabetes, which is not related to adiposity. Whilst improved diabetes care has substantially improved diabetes outcomes, the disease remains a common cause of working age adult-onset blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most frequently occurring complication of diabetes; it is greatly feared by many diabetes patients. There are multiple risk factors and markers for the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy, yet residual risk remains. Screening for diabetic retino..

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