Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia

Robert H. Millay, Michael Klein, Irvin L. Handelman, Robert C. Watzke

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Abstract

Parafoveal telangiectasia is a microvascular abnormality of the macula that may be developmental or acquired. Twenty-eight patients with this condition and normal fasting blood glucose levels underwent ophthalmologic evaluation and glucose tolerance testing. Bilateral telangiectasia was more frequently associated with laboratory evidence of abnormal glucose metabolism than unilateral disease (five of eight cases vs six of 17 cases). In five of our patients, results of glucose tolerance testing were consistent with diabetes even though fasting blood glucose levels were normal. Right-angle venules, which have been reported to be an important sign of bilateral disease, were also found in unilateral telangiectasia. Unilateral telangiectasia occurs in females as well as males. Glucose tolerance testing should be performed in all patients who have bilateral parafoveal telangiectasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume102
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 15 1986

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Millay, R. H., Klein, M., Handelman, I. L., & Watzke, R. C. (1986). Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 102(3), 363-370.

Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia. / Millay, Robert H.; Klein, Michael; Handelman, Irvin L.; Watzke, Robert C.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 102, No. 3, 15.09.1986, p. 363-370.

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Millay, RH, Klein, M, Handelman, IL & Watzke, RC 1986, 'Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 363-370.
Millay RH, Klein M, Handelman IL, Watzke RC. Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1986 Sep 15;102(3):363-370.
Millay, Robert H. ; Klein, Michael ; Handelman, Irvin L. ; Watzke, Robert C. / Abnormal glucose metabolism and parafoveal telangiectasia. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1986 ; Vol. 102, No. 3. pp. 363-370.
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