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Diabetic macular oedema: clinical risk factors and emerging genetic influences


Liu, E and Craig, JE and Burdon, K, Diabetic macular oedema: clinical risk factors and emerging genetic influences, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 100, (6) pp. 569-576. ISSN 0816-4622 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Optometry Australia

DOI: doi:10.1111/cxo.12552


Diabetic macular oedema is the major cause of visual impairment in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As type 2 diabetes becomes more prevalent worldwide, the prevalence of diabetic macular oedema is also expected to rise. Current management of diabetic macular oedema is challenging, expensive and not optimal in a subset of patients. Therefore, it is important to increase our understanding of the risk factors involved and develop preventative strategies. While clinical risk factors for diabetic macular oedema have been identified, few studies have addressed potential genetic risk factors. Epidemiology and family studies suggest genetic influences are of importance. In this review, we summarise known clinical risk factors, as well as discuss the small number of genetic studies that have been performed for diabetic macular oedema.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:diabetes, retinopathy
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Burdon, K (Professor Kathryn Burdon)
ID Code:121909
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-10-19
Last Modified:2018-06-22

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