Serum lipoprotein (a) as a risk factor of diabetic retinopathy Shu-ichi Oogaki 1 , Tohru Matsuoka 1 , Eiichi Hasegawa 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kagawa Med Univ pp.1143-1145
Published Date 1998/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905937
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We measured the serum lipoprotein (a) in 57 diabetic patients. Case were judged as progressive when the retinopathy showed progression during the observation period of maximally two years or when the retinopathy was proliferative when initially seen. The serum lipoprotein (a) value was significantly higher in progressive group than in nonprogressive one (p =0.0001). It is concluded that elevated serum lipoprotein (a) is a risk factor for progression of diabetic retinopathy.

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