Non-uniform distribution of lesions and biochemical abnormalities within the retina of diabetic humans.

OBJECTIVE Microaneurysms, acellular capillaries, pericyte ghosts, and thickening of retinal capillary basement membrane are characteristic of diabetic retinopathy, and are believed to be sequelae of excessive blood glucose. Previous studies by us in dogs demonstrated that lesions of diabetic retinopathy were not uniformly distributed across the retina, but… (More)