background retinopathy

background retinopathy

Nonproliferative retinopathy Ophthalmol-ogy Early stage of diabetic retinopathy; usually does not impair vision

background retinopathy

diabetic eye disease characterized by retinal capillary permeability, vein dilatation, micro-aneurysm and haemorrhages with hard exudate formation (see proliferative retinopathy)
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Background retinopathy has no treatment but patients will need regular eye examinations, added.
So patients who had no retinopathy in either eye were at lowest risk, patients with background retinopathy in one eye had about a doubling of risk, and patients with background retinopathy in both eyes were at a much higher level of risk.
If the patient has known diabetes, and the clinical signs are those of background retinopathy, then you should ask the patient if they attend for annual photoscreening that has been organised nationally.
Kitzmiller and his colleagues reported that 3 out of 10 lispro-treated patients with no detected background retinopathy progressed to proliferative retinopathy during pregnancy (Diabetes Care 1999;22:874-5), Dr.
Accordingly, patients were divided into three groups as the first group without retinopathy, the second group with background retinopathy, and the third group with proliferative retinopathy.
In subgroup analysis we found that, CIMT values of patients with background retinopathy were higher than in the patients without retinopathy (p=0.
The ophthalmologic evaluation consisted in analyzing the aspect of the fundus of the eye, with special attention to the retinal blood vessels, and were assigned to several groups according to the following classification: stage 0, without any evidence of retinopathy; stage I or background retinopathy, with microaneurysms, microhemorrhages and hard exudates; stage II or moderate to severe preproliferative retinopathy, with soft exudates and retinal proliferation; stage III or proliferative retinopathy, with retinal blood vessel proliferation.
All diabetic patients were assigned to one of four groups: group A, diabetic patients without retinopathy (diabetic controls; n = 8); group B, diabetic patients with background retinopathy (n = 12); group C, diabetic patients with preproliferative retinopathy (n = 22); and group D, diabetic patients with proliferative retinopathy (n = 4).
Retinopathy progresses from non-proliferative or background retinopathy to proliferative retinopathy.
The first stage of diabetic retinopathy is called non-proliferative or background retinopathy.
background retinopathy is the last stage in the International Clinical Diabetic Retinopothy Disease Severity Scale
They were classified at entry based on vascular status, with no vasculopathy present in 192, hypertension or background retinopathy in 79, proliferative retinopathy in only 18, nephropathy in only 42, and proliferative retinopathy and nephropathy in 26.