Diabetic retinopathy: current and future methods for early screening from a retinal hemodynamic and geometric approach

Leontidis, Georgios and Al-Diri, Bashir and Hunter, Andrew (2014) Diabetic retinopathy: current and future methods for early screening from a retinal hemodynamic and geometric approach. Informa Healthcare Expert Review of Ophthalmology, 9 (5). pp. 431-442. ISSN 1746-9899

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Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major disease and is the number one cause of blindness in the UK. In England alone, 4200 new cases appear every year and 1280 lead to blindness. DR is a result of diabetes mellitus, which affects the retina of the eye and specifically the vessel structure. Elevated levels of glucose cause a malfunction in the cell structure, which affects the vessel wall and, in severe conditions, leads to their breakage. Much research has been carried out on detecting the different stages of DR but not enough versatile research has been carried out on the detection of early DR before the appearance of any lesions. In this review, the authors approach the topic from the functional side of the human eye and how hemodynamic factors that are impaired by diabetes affect the vascular structure

Keywords:diabetic retinopathy, Hemodynamics, Geometry, NotOAChecked
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:15805
Deposited On:24 Oct 2014 12:50

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