Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials by Gloria Wu MD

By Gloria Wu MD

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials is written for normal ophthalmologists and optometrists in addition to kinfolk practitioners, diabetologists, and internists who come across diabetic sufferers each day. It makes a speciality of the prognosis and administration of diabetic retinopathy from the viewpoint of the retinal specialist.

The e-book starts with the epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy, after which covers vital themes resembling type concerns, diagnostic trying out, exam recommendations, new therapy modalities, sufferer administration, symptoms for vitrectomy, being pregnant issues, and educated consent. insurance contains either basic clinical matters in diabetes and in particular ophthalmologic matters. good points contain greater than 2 hundred full-color photos, case reviews, and algorithms for sufferer management.

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37. Szmajda BA, Grunert U, Martin PR. Retinal Ganglion cell inputs to the koniocellular pathway. J Comp Neurol. 2008;510:251–268. 38. Grimes PA, Laties AM. Early morphological alteration of the pigment epithelium in streptozotocin–induced diabetes: Increased surface area of the basal cell membrane. Exp Eye Res. 1980;30:631–636. 39. Ming L, Amano S, Miyamoto K, et al. Insulin induced vascular endothelial growth factor expression in the retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1999;40:3281–3286. 40. Gandorfer A, Rohleder M, Kampik A.

Microaneurysms are thin outpouchings from the wall of the capillary. As the endothelial cells proliferate and lay down increasing amount of basement membrane materials, the endothelial cells may disappear. Then, the FIGURE 2-6. Hard exudates in circinate ring in diabetic retinopathy. CHAPTER 2 PATHOPHYSIOLOGYOF DIABETES 25 next step is that the lumen of the microaneurysm may become occluded with the excess basement membrane material. More microaneurysms can be identified by fluorescein angiography or pathological specimen examination than with the clinical eye exam (Fig.

Retinal blood flow in normal and diabetic dogs. Invest Ophthamol Vis Sci. 1987;28:672–675. 54. Stefansson E, Landers MB III, Wolbarsht ML. Oxygenation and vasodilatation in relation to diabetic and other proliferative retinopathies. Ophthalmic Surg. 1983;14:209–226. 55. Taylor E, Dobree JH. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy: Site and size of initial lesions. Br J Ophthalmol. 1970;54:11–18. 56. Tso MOM, Cunha-Vaz JGF, Shin CY, et al. A clinicopathologic study of blood-retinal barrier in experimental diabetes.

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