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October 1976

Complications of Diabetes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(10):1816. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040590036

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This book is a collection of essays concerning the multifaceted problems and systems involved in the metabolic disease, diabetes mellitus. Following a foreward by Tunbridge and a brief chapter on diabetic control by Stowers, Kohner and Dollery present an in-depth chapter on diabetic retinopathy. They describe various diagnostic aids in workup of the patient with retinopathy. The grading and evolution of the retinal vascular change are discussed, and representative photographs of the various lesions are shown. Many fluorescein angiographic studies and only a few color photographs are presented. The black and white pictures are of far better quality than those in color and are in general quite instructive, especially the fluorescein angiographs. Trypsin digest preparations of the abnormal retinal vasculature are shown. Proliferative and nonproliferative retinopathy are discussed and various factors that influence the progression of the retinopathy are touched on, such as pregnancy, renal disease, and hypertension. And, of

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