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Background diabetic retinopathy 

Background diabetic retinopathy
Background diabetic retinopathy

Laurence Quant

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date: 28 September 2020

Background diabetic retinopathy consists of




Cotton wool spots

Background changes are, as its name suggests, not visually threatening

Background changes if identified for the first time, are a warning sign that microvascular disease is present.

Back ground changes are common, affecting up to 40% of the diabetic population.

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