Open Access Review Article Article ID: IJCEM-3-127

    Diabetic Retinopathy: Focus on Minority Populations

    Arpine Barsegian, Boleslav Kotlyar, Justin Lee, Moro O Salifu and Samy I McFarlane*

    Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness in the United States. With rise of the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the USA and around the globe, serious and common diabetic complications are

    evolving as a major public health problem, particularly among minority populations. These populations

    are disproportionately affected by diabetes and 2-3 times more likely to develop visually signifi cant

    complications. In this highly illustrated review article, we discuss the diabetic epidemic, highlighting

    the biology and the pathophysiologic mechanisms of this disorder on the anatomy of the eye. We also

    discuss the risk factors and the implications for minority populations. For the health care providers, we

    provide cutting edge information and imminently relevant information to help evaluate, manage, and know

    when to refer their patients to a specialist in ophthalmology to quell the tide of the epidemic.

    Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29756128


    Published on: Nov 11, 2017 Pages: 34-45

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijcem.000027
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