retinopathy

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retinopathy

[‚ret·ən′äp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any pathologic condition involving the retina.
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Vision also may be impaired by capillary non-perfusion (where blood does not reach the tissues in the retina); and through proliferative retinopathy, as the new blood vessels that form can leak, bleed, and exert traction on the retina, which may cause distortion of vision, blur, and retinal detachment.
The blood glucose difference between diabetic patients with and without proliferative retinopathy was also not significant.
Many people with diabetes with proliferative retinopathy also develop DME, a thickening of the center of the retina.
Postnatal weight gain modifies severity and functional outcome of oxygen- induced proliferative retinopathy. Am J Pathol.
A possible association of lispro with proliferative retinopathy was "put on the map" more than a decade ago when Dr.
Only between 5 and 10 per cent of all diabetics develop proliferative retinopathy. It is more common in people with type 1 diabetes than type 2.
The increase in CIMT in type 1 DM in multiple regression analysis was dependent on the presence of proliferative retinopathy (beta=0.037, 95%CI 0.010-0.065, p=0.008), macroalbuminuria (beta=0.043, 95%CI 0.019-0.068, p=0.001), increased urinary albumin excretion (beta=0.00003, 95%CI 0.00001-0.00005, p=0.005) and duration of diabetes (beta=0.002, 95%CI 0.001-0.003, p=0.009).
The ophthalmologic evaluation consisted in analyzing the aspect of the fundus of the eye, with special attention to the retinal blood vessels, and were assigned to several groups according to the following classification: stage 0, without any evidence of retinopathy; stage I or background retinopathy, with microaneurysms, microhemorrhages and hard exudates; stage II or moderate to severe preproliferative retinopathy, with soft exudates and retinal proliferation; stage III or proliferative retinopathy, with retinal blood vessel proliferation.
The treatment of choice for Proliferative Retinopathy is PRC or scatter laser, in order to shrink the abnormal blood vessels.
Retinopathy diagnosed early, and followed closely, results in more timeous laser treatment, preventing complications of proliferative retinopathy, and most importantly, blindness.
Smith's credits include the development of the mouse model of proliferative retinopathy, and defining an important aspect of the mechanism of retinopathy of prematurity.
All diabetic patients were assigned to one of four groups: group A, diabetic patients without retinopathy (diabetic controls; n = 8); group B, diabetic patients with background retinopathy (n = 12); group C, diabetic patients with preproliferative retinopathy (n = 22); and group D, diabetic patients with proliferative retinopathy (n = 4).

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