Advantages: Intravitreal triamcinolone injections turned out to be effective in reducing macular edema and improving vision in refractory DME after a laser treatment or even as an initial treatment. The steroid-related adverse events, e.g. cataract and elevated intraocular pressure, should be weighed against the benefits of the treatment. Methods: Twenty-mg triamcinolone acetonide intravitreal injections (IVTA) were applied to 110 DME...

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