Grid pattern photocoagulation for diabetic maculopathy Shigehiko Kitano 1 , Takeshi Kagoshima 1 , Hideharu Funatsu 2 , Kazuhisa Hayakawa 2 , Nobuhiko Mishima 2 , Sadao Hori 2 1Dept. of Ophthalmol, Mitsui Memorial Hosp 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Fac of Med, Univ of Tokyo pp.97-100
Published Date 1988/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410210257
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We treated a consecutive series of 59 diabetic eyes with diffuse macular edema by means of grid pattern argon green or krypton red laser photocoagulation.

Visual acuity improved by 2 lines or more in 22 eyes (37%), remained unchanged in 33 (56%) and turned worse in 4 (7%). No central scotoma couldbe detected in all the 59 eyes.

Poor visual acuity due to severe edema and exudate in the macula before the treatment was a risk factor for poor prognosis after the treatment. Systemic hypertension was another poor prognostic sign for visual improvement. Systemic administra-tion of anti-inflammatory drugs after photocoa-gulation appeared to be effective in alleviating diffuse diabetic macular edema.

Rinsho Ganka (Jpn J Clin Ophthalmol) 42(2) : 97-100, 1988

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