Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy
  • Facts:
    Leading cause of blindness in the USA
    Occurs in both types of diabetes
    Visual impairment occurs with the development of macular edema
  • History / PE:
    Background / simple
    Microaneurysms, hemorrhages, exudates, retinal edema

    Cotton-wool spots

    Proliferative / malignant
  • Treatment:
    Argon laser photocoagulation
  • Associated With:
    Diabetes mellitus

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July 27th 2010