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Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy 

Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy
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Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy
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Jonathan M Gibson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199544967.003.0017
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date: 21 September 2019

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.

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