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Efficacy and Safety of Subthreshold Laser in Refractory DME Demostrated by Swept Source OCT and Microperimetry

SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2016_Efficacy and Safety of Subthreshold Laser in Refractory DME Demostrated by Swept Source OCT and Microperimetry Patricia Udaondo Purpose: To demostrate de efficacy and safety of subthreshold laser therapy in the management of refractory diabetic macular edema cases. Methods: Patients with persistent macular edema despite several intravitreal injections with antiVEGF and/or steroids were treated with the new streamline...

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Alternative Diffuse DME Treatment: Laser Photostimulation versus Topical Medical Therapy

Introduction: The standard first-line treatment for diffuse diabetic macular edema (DDME) is intravitreal injections. Although considered safer and more effective than laser, these drugs may have serious ocular and systemic complications. Recent research of the pharmacological properties of Nepafenac, found that this drug could reach the retina in sufficient concentrations to produce beneficial effects. We evaluated the efficacy of...

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The Impact of Macular and Peripheral Ischemia in DME

Purpose: To describe the effect of macular and peripheral retinal ischemia in diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: This is a retrospective study on 259 eyes of 187 patients with DME. Degree of macular ischemia and peripheral retinal ischemia were graded in FFA for each case and macular edema with central foveal thickness (CFT) and structural changes of retinal layers were assessed using OCT. Results: There was macular ischemia of...

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Micropulse Contiguous Grid Laser for Diffuse DME

Objective: To investigate micropulse contiguous grid laser in fovea involved DDME and to correlate SD-OCT structural changes with resolution target visual fields. Purpose: To investigate micropulse contiguous grid laser in the treatment of eyes with DDME involving the fovea, and second, to correlate OCT findings with resolution target visual field (RTVF) measurements of threshold acuity at fixation, best acuity measured at any...

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Safety and Efficacy of Intravitreal Preservative-free Triamcinolone for ME Secondary to Diabetes or Retinal Vein Occlusion

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension (Taioftal) for the treatment of macular edema secondary to diabetes or retinal vein occlusion. Design, Setting & Participants: From January 2015 to December 2015, at Ospedale Maggiore of Bologna, a retrospective study was conducted on patients suffering from macular edema secondary to diabetes or retinal vein occlusion....

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Approach to Diabetic Epimacular Membranes in DME Surgery

Approach to Diabetic Epimacular membranes in Diabetic macular Edema surgery Risk of Diabetic Epimacular membranes (ERM) Peeling: These membranes are rather toughly adherent to an underlying fragile ischemic macula. Vascular connections may be present, in or around, the area of the membranes. This may elicit: iatrogenic retinal breaks, uncontrolled retinal bleeding. My Technique: I use Chandelier as the illumination tool, and an aspheric...

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