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Do retinopathy signs in non-diabetic individuals predict the subsequent risk of diabetes?
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    Do retinopathy signs in non-diabetic individuals predict the subsequent risk of diabetes?
    • Paul Mitchell, Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sudha Cugati, Jie Jin Wang

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Wong T.Y. et al[1], which studied a non-diabetic population consisting of 7992 people aged 49-73 years. Non-mydriatic retinal photographs of one eye were taken and graded for retinopathy lesions using to standardised protocols. Surprisingly, the presence of typical retinopathy lesions (microaneurysms or retinal haemorrhages) in persons without diabetes did not signi...

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