Visual complications in diabetes mellitus: beyond retinopathy

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Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in people with diabetes mellitus; however, other causes of visual impairment/loss include other retinal and non-retinal visual problems, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and cataracts. Additionally, when a person with diabetes complains of visual disturbance despite a visual acuity of 6/6, abnormalities in refraction, contrast sensitivity, straylight and amplitude of accommodation should be considered. We review and highlight these visual problems for physicians who manage people with diabetes to ensure timely referral and treatment to limit visual disability, which can have a significant impact on daily living, especially for those participating in sports and driving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Contrast Sensitivity
Vision Disorders
Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes Complications
Glaucoma
Cataract
Visual Acuity
Sports
Diabetes Mellitus
Referral and Consultation
Physicians
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Visual complications in diabetes mellitus : beyond retinopathy. / Khan, Adnan; Petropoulos, I. N.; Ponirakis, Georgios; Malik, Rayaz.

In: Diabetic Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.04.2017, p. 478-484.

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