May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
Free
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
Optical Coherence Tomographic Patterns of Diabetic Macular Edema
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • B.Y. Kim
    Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States
  • P.K. Kaiser
    Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States
  • J.E. Sears
    Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  B.Y. Kim, None; P.K. Kaiser, Bausch and Lomb F; J.E. Sears, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 3963. doi:
  • Views
  • Share
  • Tools
    • Alerts
      ×
      This feature is available to authenticated users only.
      Sign In or Create an Account ×
    • Get Citation

      B.Y. Kim, P.K. Kaiser, J.E. Sears; Optical Coherence Tomographic Patterns of Diabetic Macular Edema . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):3963.

      Download citation file:


      © ARVO (1962-2015); The Authors (2016-present)

      ×
  • Supplements
Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To describe the various morphologic patterns of diabetic macular edema demonstrated by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: Retrospective chart review of 144 patients with clinically evident, diabetic macular edema. A total of 199 OCT scans (99 right eyes, 100 left eyes) were reviewed for the study. In addition to OCT evaluation, all patients underwent comprehensive ophthalmic history and examination. Results: All patients had diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. OCT demonstrated five distinct morphologic subgroups of diabetic macular edema: diffuse retinal thickening (192 [96%] of 199 scans), cystoid macular edema (114 [57%]), subretinal fluid without posterior hyaloidal traction (21 [11%]), posterior hyaloidal traction without traction retinal detachment (28 [14%]), and posterior hyaloidal traction with traction retinal detachment (4 [2%]). Including all morphologic subgroups, mean retinal thickness measured at the central fovea was 411 microns. Conclusions: Diabetic macular edema exhibits at least five different morphologic patterns. These include diffuse retinal thickening (96%), cystoid macular edema (57%), posterior hyaloidal traction without traction retinal detachment (14%), subretinal fluid without posterior hyaloidal traction (11%), and posterior hyaloidal traction with traction retinal detachment (2%).

Keywords: diabetic retinopathy • diabetes 
×
×

This PDF is available to Subscribers Only

Sign in or purchase a subscription to access this content. ×

You must be signed into an individual account to use this feature.

×