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Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Alexandre A. C. M. Ventura
  • Hajir Dadgostar
  • Merhan Taban
Chapter

Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a chronic microvascular complication. It is characterized by progressive changes in the retinal microvasculature leading to areas of non-perfusion retina, increased vascular permeability, and intraocular pathological proliferation of retinal vessels. Complications associated with increased vascular permeability, called macular edema, and uncontrolled neovascularization, named proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), can result in serious and permanent vision loss [1–4].

Keywords

Optical Coherence Tomography Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Edema Fluorescein Angiography Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre A. C. M. Ventura
    • 1
  • Hajir Dadgostar
    • 2
  • Merhan Taban
    • 3
  1. 1.Retina DepartmentHospital de Olhos Santa LuziaRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.OphthalmologyValley Retina Associates Medical GroupEncinoUSA
  3. 3.OphthalmologyRetina Macula InstituteTorranceUSA

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