Degeneration of Intramural Pericytes in Diabetic RetinopathyBr Med J 1970; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5691.264 (Published 31 January 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:264
- D. J. Addison,
- A. Garner,
- N. Ashton
Retinal pericyte degeneration, a usual finding in diabetic retinopathy, has been shown to be a change probably peculiar to the retina rather than part of a more widespread angiopathy. Thus in a patient with diabetic retinopathy the characteristic eosinophilic degeneration of the pericyte nuclei ceased at the optic disc and could not be found in vessels of the optic nerves and brain.