Choroid and Retina: A potential guide for glycemic control of diabetes mellitus without diabetic retinopathy

Authors

  • Refika Hande Karakahya Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuksek Ihtisas University, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords:

Choroidal thickness, diabetic retinopathy, glycemic control, neurodegeneration, retinal nerve fiber layer

Abstract

Aim: A considerable amount of evidence is pointing out the possible contribution of neurodegeneration in the etiopathogenesis of
diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Materials and Methods: The evaluation and correlation of the neurodegenerative findings in the inner retinal layers with the choroid
of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) without DR via optic coherence tomography (OCT) are aimed in this study.
Results: Neuronal and axonal loss seems to occur early in DM before the ophthalmoscopic vascular changes.
Conclusion: Strict glycemic control, in addition to neuroprotective measures in this pre-retinopathy phase may offer a promising
treatment choice by decelerating the progression to overt retinopathy.

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Published

2021-07-14

How to Cite

Karakahya, R. H. (2021). Choroid and Retina: A potential guide for glycemic control of diabetes mellitus without diabetic retinopathy. Annals of Medical Research, 28(7), 1308–1314. Retrieved from https://annalsmedres.org/index.php/aomr/article/view/3840

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