Disorganisation of retinal inner layers in early diabetic retinopathy

Takeaway 

  • Retinal thickness and function are reduced in people with diabetes and disorganization of retinal inner layers (DRIL) compared with those without DRIL; DRIL may be a potential structural biomarker for retinal dysfunction in early diabetic retinopathy (DR).

Why this matters

    Recognising the value of DRIL in predicting proliferative DR, severe non-proliferative DR (NPDR) and other retinal disorders may help clinicians implement more rigorous management strategies.