Journal article

Incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy in Japanese adults with type 2 diabetes: 8 year follow-up study of the Japan Diabetes Complications Study (JDCS)

R Kawasaki, S Tanaka, S Tanaka, T Yamamoto, H Sone, Y Ohashi, Y Akanuma, N Yamada, H Yamashita

Diabetologia | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and progression rates of diabetic retinopathy and their associations in Japanese individuals with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This is a part of the Japan Diabetic Complications Study (JDCS), a multi-centred randomised trial of type 2 diabetes patients aged 40-70 years with an 8 year follow-up. There were 1,221 patients without diabetic retinopathy at baseline; incidence of diabetic retinopathy was defined as the development of any diabetic retinopathy. There were 410 patients with mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy at baseline; progression of diabetic retinopathy was defined as the development of severe non-prolifer..

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