Several factors may increase the risk for retinopathy in a diabetic. Identifying and treating these factors can prevent, delay onset or slow its progression.
Factors affecting the onset and course of diabetic retinopathy:
(1) duration of the diabetes
(2) poor glycemic control (chronic hyperglycemia)
(5) pregnancy in a Type 1 diabetic
(1) good glycemic control
(2) good control of blood pressure
(3) prevention of nephropathy
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Purpose: To identify factors impacting retinopathy in a patient with diabetes.
Specialty: Ophthalmology, Endocrinology
Objective: risk factors
ICD-10: E10.2, E11.3, E12.3, E13.3, E14.3, H36,