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Volume 8 (2008), Pages 1152-1153
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.138
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Two Faces of the Same Coin

Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Ophthalmology Department, L 'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Received 29 September 2008; Revised 3 October 2008; Accepted 5 October 2008

Academic Editor: Daniel Batlle

Copyright © 2008 Silvia Muñoz et al.

Abstract

We report two contrasting cases of diabetic retinopathy to illustrate vascular and retinal abnormalities in this condition. In the first case, mild diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed in an asymptomatic patient with diabetes mellitus of recent onset. The second patient has severe diabetic retinopathy, causing vision loss as a consequence of poor metabolic control.