Retinopathy in tropical pancreatic diabetes.

Rema, M and Rajendran, B and Mohan, V and Ramachandran, A and Viswanathan, M and Kohner, E M (1985) Retinopathy in tropical pancreatic diabetes. Archives of ophthalmology, 103 (10). pp. 1487-9. ISSN 0003-9950

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In a study of the retinopathy profile of 40 patients with tropical pancreatic diabetes, a form of secondary diabetes seen in tropical countries, diabetic retinopathy was detected in 13 patients. Ten patients had background retinopathy and three patients had proliferative retinopathy requiring laser photocoagulation. In two patients, fibrous retinitis proliferans was present. Three patients had evidence of diabetic maculopathy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of severe and sight-threatening retinopathy occurring with secondary diabetes. Retinopathy in these forms of diabetes has hitherto been considered to be rare or, if present, only of a mild background type.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Retinopathy;tropical pancreatic diabetes;
Subjects:Diabetology > Retino Diabetology
Diabetology > Pancreatic Diabetes
Genetics and Diabetes
Divisions:Department of Opthalmology
Neonatal Diabetes
Department of Diabetology
ID Code:403
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 10:17
Last Modified:05 Jan 2010 10:17

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