Retinal ischemia and plasmatic fibrinogen in diabetic retinopathy

G. Vandelli, P. Custodi, S. Capelli, F. Carraro, G. Montecchio

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Abstract

Recently epidemiologic data come out about plasmatic fibrinogen value as a risk factor for ischemic cardiopathy and cerebral thrombosis gave us the cue to research, on the analogy, its possible role in retinal ischemia pathogenesis of diabetic patients. A population of 43 diabetic patients, subdivided in groups based on the presence of retinal ischemia at the retinal fluoro-angiography, has been examined in relation to haemocoagulative parameters. Statistically, a significant relationship has been found out between the presence of Ischemic Diabetic Retinopathy either preproliferative or proliferative, and medium haematic level of fibrinogen higher than the range of normality; a similar relationship came out to exist with the increase of platelet adhesivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1116
Number of pages8
JournalAnnali di Ottalmologia e Clinica Oculistica
Volume113
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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