With the proliferation of diabetes around the globe, ophthalmologists located in countries that are treating diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema (DME) more often now are in need of detailed guidelines to assist them.
Retina surgeons should learn a variety of techniques to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) so they can select which one to use on a case-by-case basis, recommended Andre V.
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Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) could play a growing role in the assessment of anterior inflammation from uveitis, according to results from a pilot study presented by Francesco Pichi, MD.
Among a subset of patients in the phase IV PALADIN study, there was improved visual acuity, improved macular thickness, and reduced treatment burden among patients treated with the intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 µg (Iluvien implant) for DME.
Lamellar holes usually don’t require treatment, but it is important to recognize the eyes that may benefit from vitrectomy.
The use of aflibercept led to greater improvement in macular perfusion status in a phase III trial with DME patients. Those with baseline nonperfusion tended to have more advanced disease.
A retinectomy performed under air using a sequenced approach can improve outcomes.