Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials by Gloria Wu MD

By Gloria Wu MD

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials is written for basic ophthalmologists and optometrists in addition to kin practitioners, diabetologists, and internists who come upon diabetic sufferers every day. It makes a speciality of the prognosis and administration of diabetic retinopathy from the perspective of the retinal specialist.

The booklet starts off with the epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy, after which covers very important issues resembling class concerns, diagnostic checking out, exam concepts, new remedy modalities, sufferer administration, symptoms for vitrectomy, being pregnant matters, and knowledgeable consent. assurance comprises either common clinical matters in diabetes and in particular ophthalmologic matters. gains contain greater than two hundred full-color pictures, case stories, and algorithms for sufferer management.

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Excessive swelling and rupture or death of Muller cells produce pockets of fluid and cell debris. 42 In the OPL, microcystoid degeneration of the macula or diabetic macular edema can occur. In diabetic macular edema, the presence of hard exudates causes pressure atrophy on the retina or enlargement of the intercellular spaces, thus resulting in microcystoid degeneration. These microcystoid retinal degenerative processes can lead to macular retinoschisis and even partial inner layer of schisis or complete macular hole formation (Fig.

This study was to determine if a phase 3 trial has merit in the future. The planned duration of follow-up was 70 weeks. Outcomes were to be measured by OCT and ETDRS visual acuity. The major eligibility criteria included the following: age of the patient should be 18 years or greater and the study eye has a better corrected ETDRS score of 20/320 or better and ETDRS score of 20/32 or worse. The fellow eye has acuity of 20/400 or better and has not had anti-VEGF treatment within the past 3 months and there is no expectation of such treatment in the next 3 months.

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