Background diabetic retinopathy. Definition

Medical Definition: background diabetic retinopathy

Predominant one in the phenomena of ocular bleeding with vascular anomalies of the type of microaneurysms and telangiectasia. These vascular changes result in the appearance of macular edema and lipid exudates. Is the leading cause of blindness in diabetic patients. Treatment consists of focal laser photocoagulation. See focal laser photocoagulation.

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