Ning Cheung, Paul Mitchell, Tien Yin Wong
The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010
Diabetic retinopathy is a common and specific microvascular complication of diabetes, and remains the leading cause of preventable blindness in working-aged people. It is identified in a third of people with diabetes and associated with increased risk of life-threatening systemic vascular complications, including stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart failure. Optimum control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and possibly blood lipids remains the foundation for reduction of risk of retinopathy development and progression. Timely laser therapy is effective for preservation of sight in proliferative retinopathy and macular oedema, but its ability to reverse visual loss is poor. Vitrectomy s..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Awarded by National Medical Research Council
PM and TYW are on advisory boards for Novartis, Pfizer, and Allergan and have received travel, honoraria, and research support from Novartis, Pfizer, Allergan, and Solvay, but have no stocks, equity, contract of employment, or named position on company board. NC declares that he has no conflicts of interest.TYW and NC were supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC 529923; 590212; 632521), Australia; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Australia; and the National Medical Research Council (NMRC/STaR/0003/2008).