Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.

Over time, diabetes can cause damage to your eyes that can lead to poor vision or even blindness. But you can take steps to prevent diabetic eye disease, or keep it from getting worse, by taking care of your diabetes.

In this short course, you will get a comprehensive overview of current concepts in pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The lessons are written by experts who discuss advances in the understanding of pathophysiology, inflammatory and immunological factors and emerging concepts, clinical aspects, diagnostic management, and treatment strategies.

In this self-study course, you will learn about:

  • Pathophysiology of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Role of Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Optical Coherence Tomography in Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Current Management of Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Angiopoietins as Targets for Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
  • and more…

This study material will a useful resource for students and medical practitioners pursuing ophthalmology.

This course – based on the book ‘Diabetic Eye Disease – From Therapeutic Pipeline to the Real World’ – comes with the courtesy of IntechOpen and is produced here under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0) for the benefit of healthcare professionals.

Academic Editor

Giuseppe Lo Giudice
University of Padua

Disclaimer : The content in this course is educational in nature and intended solely as general health information. It is not a recommendation for treatment or medical advice. It is not a substitute for advice from a health care provider. If you  as a patient are experiencing a medical emergency, contact your health care provider or an emergency room. 

Course Curriculum

Course Topics
Pathophysiology of Diabetic Retinopathy FREE 01:30:00
High-Risk Diabetic Maculopathy 01:30:00
Role of Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy 01:30:00
Local Inflammatory Biomarkers and Potential Inflammation 01:30:00
Role of Lipid, Protein-Derived Toxic Molecules, and Deficiency of Antioxidants behind the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 01:30:00
Optical Coherence Tomography in Diabetic Retinopathy 01:30:00
Adaptive Optics Imaging Technique in Diabetic Retinopathy FREE 01:30:00
Chromovitrectomy of A, B, C Stages of Proliferative Diabetic Vitreoretinopathy 01:30:00
Current Management of Diabetic Macular Edema FREE 01:30:00
Treatment Algorithm in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 01:30:00
Angiopoietins as Targets for Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment 01:30:00
Diabetic Retinopathy and Stem Cell Therapy 01:30:00
Vitrectomy in Diabetic Retinopathy 01:30:00

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