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JA McHugh, A Tandon, K el-Ghonemy; Micropulsed Diode Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):562.
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Purpose:To evaluate effectiveness of micropulsed diode laser in diabetic macular edema Methods:A prospective, non randomised study was performed in 18 patients(25 eyes)with diffuse and focal macular edema.Pre and post laser assessment included visual acuity, biomicroscopy,FFA and macular perimetry.Maximum length of followup was 6 months. Results:Resolution of macular edema with stabilisation of vision occured in 24 of 25 eyes(96%). Retreatment for persistent edema was needed in only 1 out of 25 eyes(4%) Conclusion:Micropulsed laser may be an effective technique for diabetic macular edema. The photocoagulation burns are confined only to RPE, thus avoiding the non-therapeutic side effects of full thickness burns with conventional lasers.A randomised trial is underway to confirm these findings.
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