Higher Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Coronary Artery Disease Patients

9 Mar 2024 • Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) had higher prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and lower mean vascular density (MVD), as per recent study findings.

  • Patients with CAD exhibited a significantly higher prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR), microaneurysms, intraretinal cysts, and reduced capillary density vs. their non-CAD counterparts.
  • Moreover, CAD patients also displayed lower mean vascular density and foveal avascular zone circularity.
  • CAD, diabetes duration, and insulin use have emerged as independent factors associated with DR.

Source: J Diabetes Complications. | Read full story

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