Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Update

  1. Seema Garg, MD, PhD and
  2. Richard M. Davis, MD

    IN BRIEF

    Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most prevalent but preventable blinding diseases in the United States. This article reviews the pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy, the evidence for its primary and secondary prevention, and both traditional and emerging strategies for its assessment.

    Footnotes

    • Seema Garg, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor, and Richard M. Davis, MD, is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina Medical School in Chapel Hill.

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