Table 2

Correlation between diabetic retinopathy grades and renal lesions

RPS Diabetic Nephropathy ClassificationIFTAInterstitial inflammationArteriolar hyalinosisArteriosclerosisDiffuse lesionExudative lesionSubendothelial space wideningMesangiolysis/microaneurysmPerihilar neovascularization
  • Spearman’s correlation coefficients (r) between the International Clinical Diabetic Retinopathy Disease Severity Scale and renal lesions were obtained using Spearman’s correlation rank test.

  • *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001.

  • IFTA, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy; RPS, Renal Pathology Society.