Diabetic retinopathy in a multi-ethnic cohort in the United States.

  title={Diabetic retinopathy in a multi-ethnic cohort in the United States.},
  author={Tien Yin Wong and Ronald Klein and F M Amirul Islam and Mary Frances Cotch and Aaron R Folsom and Barbara E. Klein and Albert Richey Sharrett and Steven Shea},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={141 3},
PURPOSE To describe the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in a multi-ethnic US population of whites, blacks, hispanics, and chinese. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of 778 individuals from ages 45 to 85 years with diabetes, participating in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). METHODS Retinal photographs were obtained with a 45 degrees nonmydriatic digital fundus camera. Presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy were graded at a central reading center on the… CONTINUE READING