Retinal Sensitivity Loss Correlates with Deep Capillary Plexus Impairment in Diabetic Macular Ischemia.

Conclusions: On optical coherence tomography angiography, areas of capillary nonperfusion of deep capillary plexus due to macular ischemia are associated with photoreceptor structural abnormalities and retinal sensitivity loss on microperimetry. This highlights that the health status of deep capillary plexus and not only the choroid is important to the oxygen requirements of the photoreceptors in patients with diabetic macular ischemia. Also, the anatomical and functional consequences of these findings might help to explore the efficacy of new therapy into the macular area in clinical practice. PMID: 31737359 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research

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Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Circulation, Diabetes, Type 2, Nuclear Cardiology and PET Original Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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