6.1 Metabolic Pathway to DME


The scientific understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying the development of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema (DME) is continually evolving. Currently, it is accepted that chronic hyperglycemia leads to a cascade of biochemical and physiologic changes that ultimately results in microvascular damage and retinal dysfunction that characterizes Diabetic Retinopathy and DME.

Quiz Module 6.1

1. Which of the following is not a part of the cascade of changes resulting from hyperglycemia in diabetes?

2. These processes result in what effect?

3. True or False: DME can occur at any stage of the diabetic retinopathy severity scale.