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Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Jonathan M Gibson

in Diabetic Retinopathy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199544967
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607235 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199544967.003.0017

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy

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• Laser photocoagulation remains the main treatment for diabetic retinopathy (DR). • Laser photocoagulation is unlikely to improve vision once it has decreased but is effective in stabilizing vision. • Treatment with intra-vitreal drugs for maculopathy is a major development. • Optical coherence tomography is an invaluable new imaging tool for DR. • Pars plana vitrectomy is available for advanced DR.

Chapter.  2875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ophthalmology

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