Hyperglycemia, through several complex physiologic mechanisms, is thought to be the principal cause of the microvascular damage seen in diabetic retinopathy (DR) [1, 2]. Consequently, several studies have demonstrated the importance of maintaining a normal or near-normal glycemic status in patients with DR [3-6]. Additionally, there are data suggesting that hypertension, a common comorbidity with diabetes mellitus, may exacerbate the microvascular damage caused by hyperglycemia .
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in Clinical Practice|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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