Multifocal electroretinograms predict onset of diabetic retinopathy in adult patients with diabetes.

@article{Harrison2011MultifocalEP,
  title={Multifocal electroretinograms predict onset of diabetic retinopathy in adult patients with diabetes.},
  author={Wendy Watkins Harrison and Marcus A. Bearse and Jason S. Ng and Nicholas Patrick Jewell and Shirin Barez and Dennis Burger and Marilyn E. Schneck and Anthony J. Adams},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={772-7}
}
PURPOSE The authors' previous models predicted local formation of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in adults with diabetes and existing retinopathy. Here they derived a multivariate model for local prediction of DR onset in patients with no previous retinopathy. METHODS Seventy-eight eyes from 41 diabetes patients were tested annually for several years. The presence or absence of DR at the last study visit was the outcome measure, and measurements of risk factors from the previous visit were used… CONTINUE READING