Spontaneous high frequency diameter oscillations of larger retinal arterioles are reduced in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Toke Bek, Peter Friis Jeppesen, Jørgen K. Kanters

Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by morphological changes in the retina secondary to disturbances in retinal blood flow. Vasomotion is a mechanism for regulating blood flow by spontaneous oscillations in the diameter of retinal resistance arterioles, and has been shown to be disturbed outside the eye in diabetic patients. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to characterize spontaneous oscillations in the diameter of retinal arterioles in normal persons and in persons with different severity of diabetic retinopathy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume54
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)636-40
Number of pages5
ISSN0146-0404
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2013

    Research areas

  • Arterioles, Blood Flow Velocity, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Diabetic Retinopathy, Exercise, Female, Heart Rate, Homeostasis, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Regional Blood Flow, Retinal Artery, Vasodilation, Video Recording

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