The Relationship Between Diabetic Retinopathy and Cognitive Impairment

  title={The Relationship Between Diabetic Retinopathy and Cognitive Impairment},
  author={Roxanne R. Crosby-Nwaobi and Sobha Sivaprasad and Stephanie A. Amiel and Angus G. Forbes},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have shown an increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia in patients with diabetes. An association between diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal microvasculature disease and cognitive impairment has been reported as potential evidence for a microvascular component to the cognitive impairment. It was hypothesized that severity of DR would be associated with cognitive impairment in individuals with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Three hundred… CONTINUE READING
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