Figure 1. Demonstration of clinical and
experimental diabetes-induced degenerate capillaries. Black arrows are
diabetes-induced degenerate capillaries and pericyte ghosts are shown
in white arrow, and capillary microaneurysm (MA) in isolated retinal
vessels. A: A diabetic patient having non proliferavtive
diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). B: A C57Bl/6 mouse after nine
months of diabetes. Pericyte ghosts are more difficult to detect in
mice retinas than in most other species.