New trends for early diabetic retinopathy diagnosis

Joana Tavares Ferreira, Luís Abegão Pinto

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Abstract

Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and is a critical public health problem that could even be considered a pandemic. The diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Diabetic retinopathy is now considered to be a new neurodegenerative disease. In fact, retinal neurodegeneration is present before any microcirculatory abnormalities can be detected in ophthalmoscopy. Functional studies documenting electroretinogram abnormalities, loss of dark adaptation, contrast sensitivity and colour vision and abnormal microperimetry that occur before any vascular abnormality. Novel imaging optical devices have allowed that this pre-vascular damage to be quantified in a non-invasive and reproducible way with retinal layer and choroidal thickness measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHOTOPTICS 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
EditorsMaria Raposo, David Andrews, Paulo A. Ribeiro
PublisherSciTePress
Pages402-406
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582233
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Feb 20171 Mar 2017

Publication series

NamePHOTOPTICS 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS 2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period27/02/171/03/17

Keywords

  • Choroidal Thickness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Retinal Layers

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