Chapter 16. Other Retinal Conditions that are More Frequent in Diabetes

  1. Peter H. Scanlon MD, MRCOphth, DCH, FRCP Consultant Ophthalmologist Lecturer1,
  2. Charles P. Wilkinson MD Chairman Professor of Ophthalmology2,
  3. Stephen J. Aldington DMS, FBIPP Gloucestershire Education and Research Development Manager3 and
  4. David R. Matthews MA (Oxon), DPhil, BM, BCh, FRCP Professor Chairman4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch16

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

How to Cite

Scanlon, P. H., Wilkinson, C. P., Aldington, S. J. and Matthews, D. R. (2009) Other Retinal Conditions that are More Frequent in Diabetes, in A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gloucestershire and Oxford Eye Units, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  3. 3

    Cheltenham, UK

  4. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170352

Online ISBN: 9781444308174



  • other retinal conditions - more frequent in diabetes;
  • systemic hypertension - coexistent with diabetes mellitus;
  • hypertensive retinopathy sharing common lesions with diabetic retinopathy;
  • microaneurysms, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities (IRMA) and venous beading;
  • retinal arterial occlusions;
  • asteroid hyalosis - primarily unilateral disorder occurring more frequently in men;
  • central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO);
  • branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO);
  • central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) - severe or total outflow obstruction to main vein leaving eye;
  • retinal venous occlusions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hypertension

  • Retinal Arterial Occlusions

  • Retinal Venous Occlusions

  • Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy

  • Asteroid Hyalosis

  • Macroaneurysm

  • Practice Point

  • References