Genetics and diabetic retinopathy


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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of new cases of blindness for people between 20 and 64 years of age in the United States. While glycemic control is the chief risk factor for development and progression of diabetic retinopathy, there is increasing evidence for heritable risk factors. An increasing number of genetic linkage studies have uncovered the role that several genes have in the development and progression of DR. © 2010 Springer-Verlag New York.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Telander, DG; Small, KW; Browning, DJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Book Title

  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Evidence-Based Management

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 52

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780387858999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-0-387-85900-2-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus