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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 772-777

Advances in diabetic retinopathy

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Peoples college of Medical Sciences and Research Centre; Prakash Eyecare & Laser Centre, Bhopal, India
2 RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Peoples college of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, India
4 Department of Medicine, Peoples college of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prakashchand Agarwal
Eye Department, Peoples College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhanpur, Bhopal - 462 037, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.140225

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a complication of long-term diabetes mellitus (DM). Over the last 2 decades lot of work has been on early diagnosis of DR and screening programs have been designed to help the masses. Large numbers of clinical studies have been done for patients of diabetes and DR wherein the role of blood sugar control, metabolic control, role of oral medicines for DR, role of imaging, fluorescein angiography, and retinal photocoagulation has been studied. Newer treatment modalities are being devised and studied for better patient care. We discuss these issues in our review highlight and newer advances over the last few years.

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