Diabetic Retinopathy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 19, 2017
  • Author: Abdhish R Bhavsar, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Patients with diabetes often develop ophthalmic complications, such as corneal abnormalities, glaucoma, iris neovascularization, cataracts, and neuropathies. The most common and potentially most blinding of these complications, however, is diabetic retinopathy. Microaneurysms are the earliest clinical sign of diabetic retinopathy. [6, 7]

Differential Diagnoses