The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy. X. Four-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy when age at diagnosis is 30 years or more.

@article{Klein1989TheWE,
  title={The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy. X. Four-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy when age at diagnosis is 30 years or more.},
  author={Ronald Klein and Barbara E. Klein and Scot E Moss and Matthew D. Davis and David DeMets},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1989},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={244-9}
}
The four-year incidence and progression of retinopathy were investigated in a population-based sample of people with diabetes diagnosed at 30 years of age or older. For insulin users, 73 (47%) of the 154 who did not have any retinopathy at the first visit developed it in the four-year interval, and 31 (7%) of the 418 free of proliferative retinopathy developed it. Worsening of retinopathy occurred in a total of 34% (142/418). For nonusers of insulin, corresponding rates were 34% (110/320) for… CONTINUE READING

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