Medical management of diabetic retinopathy

Samuel L. Thomsen, R. Joel Welch, Diana V. Do

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Hyperglycemia, through several complex physiologic mechanisms, is thought to be the principal cause of the microvascular damage seen in diabetic retinopathy (DR) [1, 2]. Consequently, several studies have demonstrated the importance of maintaining a normal or near-normal glycemic status in patients with DR [3-6]. Additionally, there are data suggesting that hypertension, a common comorbidity with diabetes mellitus, may exacerbate the microvascular damage caused by hyperglycemia [7].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging Diabetic Eye Disease in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319083292
ISBN (Print)9783319083285
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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