The incidence of diabetic retinopathy was evaluated by means of fluorescein angiography in 54 patients with diabetes secondary to chronic pancreatitis or to pancreatectomy. Thirty-one percent of the patients had background retinopathy; none had proliferative retinopathy. The percentage of patients with retinopathy was the same in groups with or without a family history of diabetes. There was no correlation between the degree of metabolic control, the levels of C-peptide, glucagon, growth hormone, and the presence of retinopathy. Retinopathy was correlated with the duration of diabetes. In conclusion, diabetes caused by pancreatitis or pancreatectomy has a significant prevalence of retinopathy, which has more benign characteristics and slower evolution than the retinopathy in patients with primary diabetes.
|Autori:||Tiengo A; Segato T; Briani G; Setti A; Del Prato S; Devidé A; Padovan D; Virgili F; Crepaldi G.|
|Titolo:||The presence of retinopathy in patients with secondary diabetes following pancreatectomy or chronic pancreatitis.|
|Anno del prodotto:||1983|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2337/diacare.6.6.570|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|