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Advanced diabetic eye disease 

Advanced diabetic eye disease
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Advanced diabetic eye disease
Author(s):

Karen Whitehouse

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198834458.003.0008
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date: 17 May 2022

Advanced diabetic eye disease can remain asymptomatic for a long time, due to the slow progression of proliferative retinopathy and the fact that the macula may not be affected. This chapter examines the progression of proliferative disease and its’ natural history if left untreated. Diabetic retinopathy screening is an important factor in intervention and treatment. The grading criteria for advanced disease (R3) as defined by the NHS Diabetic Eye screening Programme (NHSDESP) is discussed, as well as the management of the patient and subsequent treatment regimen.

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