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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179-188

Diabetic retinopathy: An update

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Apollo First Med Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Amod Gupta
Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.40355

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Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of avoidable blindness in both the developing and the developed countries. Significant technological advances have taken place to improve the diagnostic accuracy of diabetic retinopathy. In the last three decades, the treatment strategies have been revised to include, besides laser photocoagulation, early surgical interventions and pharmacotherapies.

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