PANOROMA elucidates effects of nonperfusion, leakage areas on DME, complications in NPDR

W. Lloyd Clark, MD, discusses his presentation at ASRS 2021, "Impact of Nonperfusion and Leakage Areas on Diabetic Macular Edema/Vision-Threatening Complications in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR)."

In his presentation at ASRS, W. Lloyd Clark, MD, of the Palmetto Retina Center in West Columbia, South Carolina, discussed the PANORAMA study’s findings on the effects of nonperfusion and leakage areas on diabetic macular edema (DME) and complications in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy.

The PANORAMA study evaluated different dosing arms of intravitreal aflibercept versus sham treatment for severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. Investigators found increases in leakage areas and retinal nonperfusion are associated with increased rates of center-involved DME and vision-threatening complications when compared to the sham-treated group.

Clark presented his talk, "Impact of Nonperfusion and Leakage Areas on Diabetic Macular Edema/Vision-Threatening Complications in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR)" on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the ASRS 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) hosted its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting from October 8-12, 2021, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

According to ASRS, its 2021 scientific program offered attendees innovations in retina science, clinical practice, and surgery with 148 papers, 165 posters, 46 papers on demand, and 69 films, as well as a wide range of networking opportunities and the chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with peers.

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