Table 2

VEGF concentrations

non-DM
(n=32)
DM without DR (n=15)DM with NPDR (n=6)DM with PDR (n=37)
Serum210  (88–831)173  (64–367)141  (37–687)224  (65–670)
Aqueous fluid105 (9–203)99 (13–189)77 (31–325)212 (14–1216)
  • All values are given as the median (range) pg/ml.

  • DM = diabetes mellitus; DR = diabetic retinopathy; NPDR = non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy; PDR = proliferative diabetic retinopathy.