Diabetic eye disease

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1996 Jun;25(2):271-91. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8529(05)70325-x.


Diabetic retinopathy accounts for most visual loss in the United States among working-age individuals. With appropriate detection, evaluation, and treatment, the risk for severe visual loss from this condition is dramatically reduced. This article details the natural history, pathophysiology, complications, grading, evaluation, and treatment for patients with diabetic retinopathy and discusses potential novel treatment modalities currently under investigation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blindness / etiology
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetic Retinopathy* / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy* / epidemiology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy* / physiopathology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Light Coagulation / adverse effects
  • Prevalence
  • Treatment Outcome