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OBJECTIVE To determine whether sequence variation in the erythropoietin gene (EPO) is associated with the development of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS This was a multicenter study based on 518 subjects with long-standing diabetes mellitus (DM), 173 with type 1 DM (T1DM) and 345 with type 2 DM (T2DM). Study groups consisted of 233 control subjects(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence, severity and risk factors associated with pterygium in adults in central Myanmar. METHODS Population-based, cross-sectional survey of the people 40 years and over residing in rural Myanmar. Pterygium was graded for severity (T1 to T3) by visibility of episcleral vessels, and the apical extent was recorded. An(More)
A systematic meta-analysis of genetic association studies for diabetic retinopathy. This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third(More)
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