retinopathy


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retinopathy

[‚ret·ən′äp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any pathologic condition involving the retina.
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The primary endpoint of the TIME-2b study is the%age of patients who improve by 2 or more steps in diabetic retinopathy severity score in the study eye.
Results: In the diagnosis with direct ophthalmoscopy, 375 eyes out of 500 eyes were diagnosed as diabetic retinopathy (75%); there were 74 eyes at stage I, 88 eyes at stage II, 92 eyes at stage III, 83 eyes of stage IV, 28 eyes of stage V and 10 eyes of stage VI.
Compared to people without diabetes, patients with diabetic retinopathy were 31% more likely to fall, the study also found.
Visual impairment due to retinopathy has a significant impact on patients psychological and social life.
Conclusion: Diabetics with retinopathy were found to have significal vitamin D deficiency as compared to those without retinopathy.
He said that keeping blood glucose levels and blood pressure well controlled helps to lower the risk or slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among working-aged adults in the US between the ages of 20-and 74.
Sandra Horning, MD, chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development said, 'Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among working-aged adults in the US between the ages of 20 and 74.
Diabetic patients are also susceptible to acute and chronic complications such as retinopathy (Wild et al.
He informed that like many conditions of this nature, the early stages of diabetic retinopathy can occur without symptoms and without pain.