Chapter 3. Lesions and Classifications of Diabetic Retinopathy

  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.ch3

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) Lesions and Classifications of Diabetic Retinopathy, in A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch3

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

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Keywords:

  • diabetic retinopathy - pathology of capillaries, arterioles and venules in retina;
  • Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS);
  • microaneurysms, small retinal haemorrhages and HMa;
  • flame haemorrhages - superficial haemorrhages under nerve fibre layer;
  • Intraretinal microvascular abnormality (IRMA);
  • venous loops and/or reduplication;
  • fibrous proliferation at the disc (FPD) - fibrous tissue opaque;
  • fibrous proliferation elsewhere (FPE);
  • new vessels ‘elsewhere’ (NVE);
  • posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ETDRS Classification

  • Other Classifications

  • Practice Points

  • References