Retinal microaneurysm count predicts progression and regression of diabetic retinopathy

December 20, 2010

The journal Diabetic Medicine published a paper by A. K. Sjølie et al., entitled Retinal microaneurysm count predicts progression and regression of diabetic retinopathy. Post-hoc results from the DIRECT Programme.

Based on their findings the researchers conclude that microaneurysm counts are important prognostic indicators for worsening of retinopathy, thus microaneurysms are not benign. They further suggest that treatment with rennin–renin-angiotensin system inhibitors is effective in the early stages and may improve mild diabetic retinopathy. They also posit that microaneurysm scores may be useful surrogate endpoints in clinical trials.

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December 20, 2010
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