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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

Diabetes mellitus: Can retinopathy be far behind?

Department of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Renuka Srinivasan
Department of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Ganapathychettikulam, Puducherry
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_35_18

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR), also known as diabetic eye disease, is one of the most common complications of diabetes mellitus and most common cause of low vision and blindness in India. It is a progressive condition with microvascular alterations that lead to retinal ischemia and macular edema. A number of recent advances have emerged in the diagnosis and management of DR. These advances could provide the means to develop major public health strategies to prevent DR and better management of diabetic retinopathy.

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