Myopia and diabetic retinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Wang2016MyopiaAD,
  title={Myopia and diabetic retinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Xiang Wang and Luosheng Tang and Ling Gao and Yongjian Yang and Dan Cao and Yunping Li},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={111},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
AIMS Myopia may have protective effects against diabetic retinopathy (DR). However, the data from epidemiologic studies are inconsistent. We aimed to examine the association between myopia and DR by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS We identified studies by searching the PubMed and EMBASE databases. Study-specific odds ratios (ORs) were pooled using a fixed or random effects model. Myopic eyes were defined as having a spherical equivalent (SE)<-0.5 diopters (D). Myopic SE, each diopter… CONTINUE READING
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