Journal article

Visual Outcomes in the Management of Diabetic Maculopathy in Central Australia

Pavani Kurra, Laima Brazionis, Jesse Gale, Katie Chen, Stewart Lake, Kristy P Robledo, Tim Henderson

OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: In major urban centres and high-resource settings, treatment of diabetic maculopathy with anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) injections has largely displaced laser treatment. However, intravitreal therapy alone requires frequent follow-up, a barrier to adherence in remote Australia. We report vision outcomes of phased diabetic maculopathy treatment in remote Central Australia for maculopathy using laser and, in a subset, supplementary injection treatment. METHODS: We audited clinical records of patients undergoing laser treatment for diabetic maculopathy between 2001 and 2013 at an ophthalmology service based at Alice Springs Hospital, a regional hub in remote Australia...

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