The Wisconsin epidemiological study of diabetic retinopathy: a review.

Kleins Lab // Publications // Nov 01 1989

PubMed ID: 2689119

Author(s): Klein R, Klein BE, Moss SE. The Wisconsin epidemiological study of diabetic retinopathy: a review. Diabetes Metab Rev. 1989 Nov;5(7):559-70. Review. PMID 2689119

Journal: Diabetes/Metabolism Reviews, Volume 5, Issue 7, Nov 1989

The WESDR has provided precise estimates of the prevalence, and 4-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy. It has provided evidence of a possible causal relationship between specific risk factors, such as hyperglycemia and the development and progression of retinopathy. Our data support current recommendations for ophthalmologic examinations for people with diabetes. In 1990 we will reexamine the cohort to determine the 10-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and visual impairment.