New approaches in the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy

Jay M. Stewart


Diabetic retinopathy (DR) presents one of the greatest challenges currently faced in ophthalmology by both patients and clinicians. Simply by virtue of the number of people impacted and the acceleration in the development of diabetes in larger populations throughout the world, the problem of diabetic complications has taken on new urgency in recent years. Because of the immediate impact on quality of life, activities of daily living, and a person’s ability to work and live independently, DR tops the list of concerns about the damage wrought by the explosive growth of diabetes.