JMIR Res Protoc 2017 Feb 22;6(2):e30. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes for more than 20 years will have some degree of DR. This disease is highly destructive to self-esteem and puts a high burden on public health and pension systems due to the effects that it has on people of working age. The current mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation, which causes impairment of vision and discomfort to patients. Read More