What is the effect of larger retinal arteriolar and venular calibres on cognitive functioning in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Larger retinal arteriolar and venular calibres have been associated with lower scores on memory tests but not with lower scores on other cognitive tests. [104] This association was strong in men. Impaired arteriolar autoregulation may be an underlying mechanism of memory decrements.


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