Surgical management of diabetic retinopathy

Vishali Gupta, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

Surgery for late complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy remains the cornerstone of management even in patients who have received optimal laser photocoagulation and medical therapy. With improvisation in the surgical techniques and development of micro-incision surgical techniques for vitrectomy, the indications for surgical intervention are expanding to include diabetic macular edema with a greater number of patients undergoing early intervention. This review describes the current indications, surgical techniques, adjunctive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, surgical outcomes, and postoperative complications of pars plana vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalMiddle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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