Journal article

Clinical outcomes following laser photocoagulation treatment for diabetic retinopathy at a large Australian ophthalmic hospital

Q Yi, P Bamroongsuk, DJ McCarty, BN Mukesh, CA Harper

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical outcomes of diabetic retinopathy laser treatment at a large Australian ophthalmic hospital. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of all patients who had initial laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from January 1997 to December 1998. RESULTS: The study included 322 eyes from 203 patients. The mean age was 65.8 years (range 18-89) and the mean follow up was 18 months (range 2-33). Focal photocoagulation treatment alone was performed in 238 eyes. Clinically significant macular oedema (CSME) resolved in 218 (91.6%) eyes. Vision was improved or maintained in 137 (57.6%) eyes. Moderate visual loss occurred i..

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