Kayako Matsuyama

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PURPOSE Diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy are microvascular complications in patients with diabetes that are considered to be related. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a strong inhibitor of angiogenesis, is significantly elevated in the blood of diabetic patients, especially those with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). The level of PEDF(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether the intraocular pressure (IOP) in diabetic patients is significantly different from that in nondiabetic patients. METHODS The medical records of all patients who were initially examined in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Takii Hospital were reviewed. At the initial examination, patients had a(More)
PURPOSE To report the surgical outcomes of 25-gauge vitrectomy in eyes with myopic foveoschisis (MF). METHODS The medical records of 40 eyes of 36 patients that had undergone 25-gauge vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling for MF were studied. The main outcome measures were the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the optical coherence(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical features of patients with type 2 diabetes, and less ophthalmic examinations, referred by general physicians to ophthalmologists. METHODS The medical charts of 327 patients with type 2 diabetes referred to our department from general physicians were reviewed. A detailed medical history was(More)
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