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Surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy


Helbig, Horst; Sutter, Florian K P (2004). Surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 242(8):704-709.

Abstract

Several complications of advanced diabetic retinopathy can be treated surgically. Vitrectomy can clear media opacities, relieve traction on the retina, and makes adequate laser treatment of the retina possible. Removal of premacular vitreous may also improve diabetic macular edema. Instrumentation, understanding of the pathophysiology, surgical skills as well as supplementary pharmacotherapy have improved surgical results. Indications and timing for surgery have considerably changed in the past decades and the threshold for surgery has been continuously lowered, as vitrectomy became safer. The primary disease of the retinal microvasculature with capillary occlusion and retinal ischemia is still the limiting factor, responsible for disappointing functional results in anatomically successfully operated eyes

Abstract

Several complications of advanced diabetic retinopathy can be treated surgically. Vitrectomy can clear media opacities, relieve traction on the retina, and makes adequate laser treatment of the retina possible. Removal of premacular vitreous may also improve diabetic macular edema. Instrumentation, understanding of the pathophysiology, surgical skills as well as supplementary pharmacotherapy have improved surgical results. Indications and timing for surgery have considerably changed in the past decades and the threshold for surgery has been continuously lowered, as vitrectomy became safer. The primary disease of the retinal microvasculature with capillary occlusion and retinal ischemia is still the limiting factor, responsible for disappointing functional results in anatomically successfully operated eyes

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Ophthalmology
Life Sciences > Sensory Systems
Life Sciences > Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Language:English
Date:1 August 2004
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 08:41
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:38
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0721-832X
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-004-0977-9
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s0041700409779 (Library Catalogue)

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