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CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

Genes and diabetic retinopathy.


M. V. Diabetes Specialities Centre, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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V Radha
M. V. Diabetes Specialities Centre, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
India
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PMID: 12090088

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Several recent studies have provided evidence that good diabetes control is important to prevent diabetic retinopathy. However, some groups of patients develop diabetic retinopathy despite good control and others escape retinopathy despite poor control. This suggests the role of genetic factors in susceptibility to retinopathy. This article reviews the role of genetic factors in determining diabetic retinopathy.


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