Retinopathy in persons with impaired glucose metabolism: The Australian diabetes obesity and lifestyle (AusDiab) sudy

Tien Y. Wong, Elizabeth L.M. Barr, Robyn J. Tapp, C. Alex Harper, Hugh R. Taylor, Paul Z. Zimmet, Jonathan E. Shaw

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PURPOSE: To describe risk factors and vascular disease associations of retinopathy in people with impaired glucose metabolism. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study.METHODS: Retinal photographs taken of participants with impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose were graded for retinopathy. Risk factors and cardiovascular outcomes were ascertained. RESULTS: Retinopathy was present in 69 (6.7%) of 1027 participants with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. After multivariate adjustment, retinopathy was associated with prevalent stroke (odds ratio 4.2, 95% confidence interval, 1.8 to 9.7). CONCLUSIONS: Retinopathy is common in persons with impaired glucose metabolism and may be associated with prevalent stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1159
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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