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L A Temme, J M Enoch, C R Fitzgerald, T J Merimee; Transient-like function and associated retinal capillary anomalies. Analysis of a patient with early retinopathy secondary to juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1980;19(9):991-1008.
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A juvenile diabetes patient exhibiting limited early microvascular changes in the retina has been studied intensively. Like some others showing early signs of diabetic retinopathy, he manifests anomalies in a retinally based transient-like function. At all points tested in this case the sustained-like function was found to be normal. Because his functional and anatomic anomalies are stable and cover a reasonably extensive area of visual field and retina, it is possible to attempt correlative studies with other visual response functions. The transient-like function proves to be a more sensitive indicator of anomaly in this patient than static perimetry or critical flicker frequency.
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