Causes & Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy


Causes & Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy


Diabetic capital of the world [WHO] → India [63 Million diabetics]

Risk Factors:

  • Duration → Most important prognostic factor
  • Poor control of Blood glucose
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy

Timing for Checkup:

  • 5 yrs. from detection → Type 1 / IDDM
  • Immediately from detection → Type 2 / NIDDM
  • Then once every year for both

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