This review aims to select and summarize available information relating to the adult retina, and to mechanisms that are likely involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Insofar as developmental aspects are important for a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, and the role of pericytes herein, they will be presented. Otherwise, I refer the interested reader to relevant chapters of this encyclopedia, and to excellent recent reviews of the general role of pericytes in vascular biology (see Bibliography).
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