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Bartels CM, Wong JC, Johnson SL
Rheumatoid arthritis and the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy.
The objective of this study was to examine RA as a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy compared with other vascular risk factors. It found that compared with patients without RA, the adjusted model demonstrated that patients with diabetes and RA were 28 percent less likely to have diabetic retinopathy.
Citation: Bartels CM, Wong JC, Johnson SL . Rheumatoid arthritis and the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy. Rheumatology 2015 Aug;54(8):1415-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev012..
Keywords: Arthritis, Risk, Eye Disease and Health, Diabetes