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
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..View full abstract