Journal article

Relationship of retinal vascular caliber with diabetes and retinopathy - The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Thanh Tan Nguyen, Jie Jin Wang, A Richey Sharrett, FM Amirul Islam, Ronald Klein, Barbara EK Klein, Mary Frances Cotch, Tien Yin Wong

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of retinal vascular caliber with diabetes, glycemia, and diabetic retinopathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Population-based study using data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), comprising 5,976 individuals (whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Chinese) residing in six U.S. communities who were free of clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline. Retinal vascular caliber was measured from digital retinal photographs. RESULTS: There were 4,585 individuals with normal fasting glucose (NFG), 499 with impaired fasting glucose (IFG), 165 with diabetes with retinopathy signs, and 727 with diabetes without retinopathy signs. After multivariate ana..

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