The Cytokine profile and Genetics of Diabetic Macular Oedema
Purpose of this study:
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and if it is not treated can lead to blindness.
Because diabetic retinopathy can be sight-threatening, it is a high priority for us to try to understand it as completely as possible. We need to understand why problems occur in some diabetic people but not others. We also want to know why it forms certain patterns in different people’s eyes. For reasons that remain unclear, the currently available treatment is not
Our aim with this research is to examine the relationship between genes and retinopathy in patients with diabetes. A better understanding of retinopathy will help us to identify more effective ways of treating it than we have at the moment.
This could help us to preserve vision in more patients in the future.