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World J Diabetes. Aug 25, 2016; 7(16): 333-341
Published online Aug 25, 2016. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v7.i16.333
Treatment of diabetic retinopathy: Recent advances and unresolved challenges
Michael W Stewart
Michael W Stewart, Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, United States
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Conflict-of-interest statement: Allergan: Advisory Board, Institutional research support; Boehringer-Ingelheim: Consultant; Momenta Pharmaceuticals: Consultant; Regeneron: Advisory Board, Institutional research support.
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Received: February 16, 2016
Peer-review started: February 17, 2016
First decision: April 15, 2016
Revised: May 8, 2016
Accepted: July 11, 2016
Article in press: July 13, 2016
Published online: August 25, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Newly introduced pharmacotherapies have contributed significantly to the treatment of diabetic retinopathy over the past 10 years and have become first-line therapy. Several questions regarding the best management of certain diabetic conditions remain and new therapies are needed to improve outcomes. Ongoing research and development should address many of these issues over the next 10 years.