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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #19: Diabetes and the Eye Part 3 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Pre-proliferative retinopathy An important diagnosis, as there is a very high risk of progression to proliferative retinopathy and significant visual loss. Pre-proliferative changes are characterized by the following. Multiple (> 5) cotton-wool spots. Multiple large blot hemorrhages. Venous abnormalities: irregularities, beading, looping or reduplication. Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities: …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #18: Diabetes and the Eye Part 2 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy Background retinopathy Microaneurysms Small, red, intraretinal lesions usually found at the posterior pole of the eye, around the disc and macula. They occur in areas of capillary non-perfusion and show leakage of fluorescein. It is worthwhile estimating the number of microaneurysms as it has …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #17: Diabetes and the Eye Part 1 of 4

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Introduction Diabetic retinopathy is the most common clinically significant microvascular complication of diabetes, but cataract is the most common ocular complication, with a prevalence of about 60% in those aged 30–54, five times more frequent than in those without diabetes. Diabetes is also associated with raised intraocular …

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New Intragastric Balloon for Weight-Loss Treatment

Patients shed pounds and had fewer comorbidities with minimally invasive procedure… Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA Pivotal Trial at this year’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference. The study showed that ORBERA …

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Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies… Autoimmune type 2 diabetes is preceded by the appearance of islet insulin autoantibodies: GAD autoantibodies (GADAs), insulinoma-associated protein 2 autoantibodies (IA-2AS), and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies. Previous studies show that diabetes will develop within 10 years in 27-40% of children with …

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