July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
Retinal Panfotocoagulation: Outcome of diabetic patients in an Ophthalmological Hospital inserted in the Brazilian public health system: Goiânia, Goiás: Brazil
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eduardo Ribeiro Coutinho Dalia
    Retina, Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Kenard Neto
    Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Renata Faro
    Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Lorena Pedroso
    Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Thiago Martins
    Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Leonardo Pinheiro Teixeira
    Retina, Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Tiago Rassi
    Retina, Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Eduardo Dalia, None; Kenard Neto, None; Renata Faro, None; Lorena Pedroso, None; Thiago Martins, None; Leonardo Pinheiro Teixeira, None; Tiago Rassi, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 1059. doi:
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      Eduardo Ribeiro Coutinho Dalia, Kenard Neto, Renata Faro, Lorena Pedroso, Thiago Martins, Leonardo Pinheiro Teixeira, Tiago Rassi; Retinal Panfotocoagulation: Outcome of diabetic patients in an Ophthalmological Hospital inserted in the Brazilian public health system: Goiânia, Goiás: Brazil. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):1059.

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Abstract

Purpose : Retinal eye health study at the time of the indication and on the day of the procedure. To evaluate the progression evolution of retinal disease, the average waiting time to perform the laser and the need for some other intervention in this period.

Methods : Descriptive retrospective cross-sectional epidemiological study with the review of records from Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás between June 2015 and June 2017. Total of 280 eyes, 169 males and 111 females, with an average age of 59.43 years, 136 eyes as proliferative diabetic retinopathy and 144 as severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy classified according to the ETDRS study.

Results : The average time of retinal panfotocoagulation in the study was 9.48 months. In a total of 280 eyes, 28 underwent vitreoretinal surgery at the waiting time and another 80 were treated with intravitreal anti-angiogenic therapy. Only 14 patients were considered fully treated according to the ETDRS and DRS studies after the laser session under study.

Conclusions : A panfotocoagulation has been effective in reducing visual loss and preventing the subsequent neovascularization in eyes with severe diabetic retinopathy. It is observed, in this study in the Brazilian public health system, an excessive delay for such a procedure leading to important functional damage, increasing the cost of treatment and often leading to permanent disability in people of working age

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.

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