Visual dysfunction associated with diabetic retinopathy.
Authors Jackson GR, Barber AJ
Submitted By Alistair Barber on 3/17/2014
Status Published
Journal Current diabetes reports
Year 2010
Date Published 10/1/2010
Volume : Pages 10 : 380 - 384
PubMed Reference 20632133
Abstract Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness and is commonly viewed as a
vascular complication of diabetes mellitus. However, diabetes mellitus causes
visual dysfunction before the onset of clinically visible microvascular changes
associated with diabetic retinopathy. Thus, viewing diabetic retinopathy more
generally as a neurovascular disease may lead to an improved understanding of
the mechanisms responsible for vision loss. This article reviews the impact of
diabetes mellitus on inner and outer retinal visual and electrophysiologic
function and advocates for a multimodal approach to the study of diabetic

Investigators with authorship
Alistair BarberPennsylvania State University-Penn State College of Medicine