Andrew Tsin

The University of Texas at San AntonioUnited States of America

Dr. Andrew Tsin received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is currently Chair of Department of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean of Research in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Tsin has more than 100 refereed publications in Vision Research and Ophthalmology. He is a Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

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The development of diabetic retinopathy is a long slow process affected by hyperglycemia, hypertension, lipid levels and genetics. It is expected that in 20 years' duration nearly all those with diabetes will exhibit diabetic retinopathy. In some patients, it will progress to blindness. While the number of individuals with diabetes increases, our current treatments are only effective at advanced levels of disease. Further, our screening methods to detect those needing treatment are currently not optimal. Early Events in Diabetic Retinopathy and Intervention Strategies covers topics addressing imaging processes currently available in the development of diabetic retinopathy screening. Potential biomarkers, that may be used to identify those at risk and illuminate the new pathways which lead to diabetic retinopathy, are expounded.

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