Microaneurysms shed light on diabetic retinopathy

SAN FRANCISCO — The identification of microaneurysm wall features have been correlated with anatomic and functional outcomes in the eyes of diabetes patients, according to data presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions.“We have classically graded hallmark vascular lesions, allowing staging of diabetic retinopathy severity and risk for diabetic retinopathy progression, but we are generally unable to assess new microaneurysm vessels and other pathology at the cellular level in vivo in human eyes,” Jennifer K. Sun, MD, said during a presentation here.

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