Diabetic Eye Disease Flashcards
What are the features of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy?
Micro-anerysm - can rupture to form blot haemorrhages
Hard exudates (leak of lipids and proteins)
Soft exudates/cotton wool spots (areas of infarct)
What are the features of prolierative diabetic retinopathy?
Formation of new abnormal blood vessels
What is meant by diabetic maculopathy?
Any changes affecting the fovea/macula
Cause changes in vision eg blurring or decreased visual acuity