Retinal arteriolar narrowing, hypertension, and subsequent risk of diabetes mellitus.

  title={Retinal arteriolar narrowing, hypertension, and subsequent risk of diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Tien Yin Wong and Anoop Shankar and Ronald Klein and Barbara E. K. Klein and Larry D Hubbard},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={165 9},
BACKGROUND Microvascular disease and hypertension have been linked with risk of diabetes mellitus. We examined the association of retinal arteriolar narrowing, a marker of chronic hypertension, with incident diabetes. METHODS Prospective cohort study of 3251 nondiabetic persons aged 43 to 86 years living in Wisconsin. The diameters of retinal vessels were measured from baseline retinal photographs of participants. Retinal measurements were summarized as the retinal arteriole-to-venule ratio… CONTINUE READING


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