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Natural history data from the Diabetic Retinopathy Study were examined by multivariate methods to determine which baseline characteristics could predict the occurrence of severe visual loss (SVL) in eyes originally assigned to no treatment. The presence and extent of new blood vessels on the optic disc (NVD) had the strongest association with SVL. Several(More)
Studies of the psychosocial aspects of visual impairment have emphasized the effects of blindness, giving relatively little attention to the effects of mild or partial visual impairment. Consequently, we know little about when in the course of visual loss significant psychosocial dysfunction develops. To address this question, we assessed psychosocial(More)
Using a case/control design, patients with (cases) and without (controls) proliferative diabetic retinopathy were compared using three psychosocial measures: life events, psychiatric symptomatology, and ego development. Cases reported significantly more symptoms. They also demonstrated a modest and significant correlation of negative life events with HgbA1c(More)
Laser light scattering spectroscopy measures the thermal random movement of protein as characterized by the diffusion coefficient. This technique has been used in assessing cataract formation in animals. The changes detected appear to predict the later development of lens opacities. The sensitivity and quantitative aspects of this technique offer advantages(More)
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