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Diabetic retinopathy and body fat distribution and adipokine secretion in type 2 diabetics

The major risk factors for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with diabetes are poor glycaemic or blood pressure control, duration of diabetes and nephropathy related to the severity of DR. Several studies suggest that DR is associated with visceral fat...

Comparison between findings in OCTA and FA in patients with diabetic retinopathy

In this study the authors present a prospective cross-sectional comparative study of typical findings of diabetic retinopathy to analyse the agreement between the image modalities of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and fluorescein angiography (FA). Fifty-three eyes of 42 patients...

Do steroids prevent progression to proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)?

There is continuing debate on the merits of pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP) for severe pre-proliferative and proliferative DR versus the newer therapies that inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This has been hotly debated [1] following the publication of findings from...

Fundus photography in Malawi – setting up a screening programmefor diabetic retinopathy

We present the case of a 53-year-old lady who presented to the diabetes outpatient clinic at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), Lilongwe, Malawi. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus six years ago, for which she takes metformin orally. She...

Association between neurodegeneration and macular perfusion in the progression of diabetic retinopathy

In this prospective three-year longitudinal study, the authors aimed to explore the relation between retinal neurodegenerative changes and vessel closure (VC) in individuals with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). The participants included 74 individuals with type 2 diabetes, NPDR, and Early...

Does intravitreal bevacizumab help in diabetic retinopathy related vitreous haemorrhage?

This retrospective, interventional case series, aimed to assess the effectiveness of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) in vitreous haemorrhage secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The primary outcome was the rate of vitrectomy (PPV) after IVB, with secondary outcomes the number of IVB...

Smartphone ophthalmoscopy vs. slit-lamp biomicroscopy in diabetic retinopathy

In this prospective, comparative, clinical study the authors’ aim was to assess the reliability and accuracy of smartphone ophthalmoscopy as compared with standard slit-lamp biomicroscopy in the grading of diabetic retinopathy. One hundred and twenty consecutive, new, diabetic patients underwent...

Oxford Diabetes Library – Diabetic Retinopathy: Screening to Treatment (second edition)

This book encapsulates what working in diabetic eye disease is all about: the multidisciplinary team. It takes you through the patient pathway, from screening to grading to management of diabetes, as well as management of eye disease, dealing with all...

Capacity-strengthening for diabetic retinopathy services in low- and middle-income countries

Introduction DR-NET eye health professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have, since 2015, been able to access training in diabetic retinopathy (DR) grading provided by Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group (GREG). GREG, led by Professor Peter Scanlon and based at...

Developing a training model to strengthen diabetic retinopathy screening through a VISION 2020 LINK in India

I. Development of LINK Partnership A VISION 2020 LINK India was established by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2018 between the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and...

Diabetic retinopathy screening in Belize: a country’s journey towards reducing blindness from DR

The rise of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications is a public health concern in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Programme, managed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and funded by the Queen Elizabeth...

Sustainable prevention of blindness from diabetic retinopathy through prevention and control of diabetes mellitus – LINK partnership experience in Dominica

The Caribbean Diabetic Retinopathy Project (DR Caribbean) is a five-year project that aims to reduce blindness due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) across four Commonwealth countries: Belize, Dominica, Jamaica and St Lucia. The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme at the London School...