Archive for November 2019

OCT Angiography after Panretinal Photocoagulation

 
There is a preferential diversion of blood flow to the macula following panretinal photocoagulation leading to an improved macular perfusion.

“Improved Macular Capillary Flow on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography After Panretinal Photocoagulation for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.”

AJO, Vol 206:217-227, October. 2019
Amani A. Fawzi, Alaa E. fayed, Robert A. Linsenmeier, Jing Gao, and Fei Yu

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Treatment Options for Vitreous Floaters

 
The management of patients with bothersome vitreous floaters is controversial.  The article below examines the treatment options and makes recommendations as to what is needed to evaluate this condition accurately.

“Assessment of Vitreous Structure and Visual Function after Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Vitreolysis”

Ophthalmology, Vol 126, Number 11: 1517-1526, Nov. 2019
Justin H. Nguyen, BA, Jeannie Nguyen-Cuu, BA, Fei Yu, PhD, Kenneth M. Yee, BS, Jonathan Mamou, PhD, Ronald H. Silverman, PhD, FARVO, Jeffrey Ketterling, PhD, J. Sebag, MD, FARVO

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The Cost Evaluation for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

 
Panretinal photocoagulation in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy maintains a more favorable cost utility compared without intravitreal ranibizumab in patients with and with diabetic macular edema given the marginal visual benefit in intravitreal ranibizumab 

“Influence of Baseline Macular Edema on Cost Evaluation of Panretinal Photocoagulation vs Intravitreal Ranibizumab for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy”

Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases 2019, Vol 3(5) 346-353, Sept/Oct 2019
James Lin, MD, Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, MD, Jonathan S. Chang, MD, Jayanth Sridhar, MD and William E. Smiddy, MD

 

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