Vascular Changes in Diabetes with Particular Reference to the Retinal Vessels

Preliminary Report
  • Norman Ashton


Recent advances in pathological and clinical studies of diabetes indicate that at least some of the more important complications of this disease may have a common underlying cause, namely, a vascular degeneration. There is already an extensive literature referring to retinopathy, intercapillary glomerulosclerosis, peripheral neuritis and generalised athero-sclerosis in diabetes; their inter-relationship has been repeatedly emphasised and it is suggested that they should be regarded as different manifestations of the same underlying pathology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Ashton
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyInstitute of OphthalmologyLondonUK

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