December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Micropulsed Diode Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • JA McHugh
    Ophthalmology Kings College Hospital London United Kingdom
  • A Tandon
    Ophthalmology Kings College HospitalDenmark HillLondon London United Kingdom
  • K el-Ghonemy
    Ophthalmology Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill London London United Kingdom
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   J.A. McHugh, None; A. Tandon, None; K. el-Ghonemy, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 562. doi:
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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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Abstract: : 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.

Keywords: 388 diabetic retinopathy • 454 laser • 460 macula/fovea 

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