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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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HERNANDEZ PEREZ, Arianna  and  TIRADO MARTINEZ, Oslay Mijail. Bioethical aspects of the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.272-282. ISSN 0864-2176.

Medicine is such an old practice as the mankind. It has been modified and enriched with the scientific and technical revolution advances, but it always follows the same principles and ethical standards that set the physician-patient relationship based on respect, confidence and the Hippocratic precept of doing no harm. In the medical practice, most of the diagnostic, therapeutic and prophylactic procedures involve risks. This is especially true for the biomedical research and mainly for all those novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods which can cause some damage when applied. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the main causes of blindness in working-age patients. Searching alternative treatments for this illness should always evaluate the risks and the advantages

Keywords : diabetic retinopathy; therapeutics; ethics.

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