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Long-term outcome of early vitrectomy for juvenile proliferative diabetic retinopathy Reiko Makiuchi 1 , Akinori Uemura 1 , Norihito Doi 1 , Kumiko Nakao 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kagoshima Univ Faculty of Med pp.163-168
Published Date 2001/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907183
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We reviewed 9 eyes of 6 patients who received early vitrectomy for juvenile proliferative diabetic retinopathy resistant to prior photocoagulation. The ages ranged from 19 to 37 years, average 31 years. Vitreous hemorrhage occurred postoperatively in 8 eyes (89%) necessitating additional surgery in 5 eyes. The diabetic retinopathy stabilized in all the 9 eyes after a follow-up averaging 3 years. Visual acuity of 0.5 or better was obtained in 7 eyes (78%) . The present cases show that early vitrectomy may be effective for juvenile proliferative diabetic retinopathy when the postoperative vitreous hemorrhage is treated by additional surgery.


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