Diabetic retinopathy and serum vitamin D level

Authors: Wang Yixin,  Yao Yong
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20190115-00012
Published 2022-07-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2022, 40(7): 690-694.

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most severe chronic complications of diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in working age population.The pathogenesis of DR is very complex and has not been elucidated completely.The development and severity of DR were shown to be linked to blood vitamin D concentrations.The goal of this review was to explain the link between diabetic retinopathy and vitamin D levels, as well as to explore the function of vitamin D in the development of DR and the mechanisms involved in inflammation, vascular disease, neurological disease, and insulin resistance.

Key words:

Diabetic retinopathy; Vitamin D; Vitamin D receptor; Inflammatory factor; Gene

Contributor Information

Wang Yixin

Department of Ophthalmology, Wuxi People’s Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi 214023, China

Yao Yong

Department of Ophthalmology, Wuxi People’s Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi 214023, China

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