Diabetic retinopathy is a very frequent microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM); in fact, it is the leading cause of legal blindness in industrialized countries. DR has several pathogenetic steps: initially, glycosylation of structural proteins leads to the loss of pericytes of the retinal vessels; the consequences include bulging (micro-aneurysms) and rupture (micro-haemorrhages) of capillaries, which are associated with the extravasation of fluids and consequent retinal oedema. The consequence of these vascular abnormalities is retinal ischemia, which in turn, releases proangiogenic factors leading to many abnormal new vessels that proliferate and coat the cortical vitreous surface (proliferating DR).
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Last date updated on July, 2014