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Here is a quick mnemonic “DIABETIC to remember about Diabetic Retinopathy

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Diabetic Retinopathy : How To Remember Easily ?

  • D: Diabetes mellitus, once a rare disease, experienced a significant improvement in life expectancy after the discovery of insulin in 1921.
  • I: Insulin’s discovery revolutionized the treatment of diabetes, benefiting countless patients worldwide.
  • A: Advanced diabetic retinopathy can lead to complications such as vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, and glaucoma.
  • B: Blindness is a potential consequence of diabetic retinopathy caused by the proliferation of neovascular vessels.
  • E: Evolution of the disease necessitates timely administration of panretinal laser photocoagulation or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibody treatment.
  • T: Timely surveillance of the dilated fundus is crucial to detect diabetic retinopathy early.
  • I: Intraocular injections may be necessary for effective treatment, requiring repeated administration.
  • C: Complications associated with diabetic retinopathy, such as blindness, can be avoided through appropriate interventions.

Mnemonic : DIABETIC

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER working in department