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Optical coherence tomography evaluation of retinal and optic nerve head neovascularisation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy

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Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper 4

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:00

Venue: Boulevard B

First Author: : M.Abouhussein EGYPT

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Abstract Details


To describe the in vivo spatial and morphological vitreoretinal relationships associated with diabetic retinal neovascularisation using OCT.


ophthalmology department alexandria university Egypt


50 eyes of 46 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy documented by fluorescein angiography either treatment naïve or laser treated were included. Qualitative assessment of macula, retina and optic disc head OCT imaging of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The morphology and plane of retinal neovascularisation at the disc (NVD) and elsewhere in the retina (NVE) was examined, and the posterior vitreous relationships was evaluated.


the mean age of patients was 52.1 years. 10 patients had type 1 diabetes and 36 had type 2 diabetes. It was possible to evaluate changes of retina, vessels and vitreous in the 50 eyes. This study describes optical coherence tomography characteristics of : NVD in 35 eyes (70%). NVEs in 20 eyes (40%). NV causing traction without retinal detachment in 15 eyes (30%). NV causing traction with retinal detachment in 10 eyes (20%).


It is possible to image neovascularization of proliferative retinopathy using spectral domain optical coherence tomomgraphy and to visualize the retinal , vascular and vitreous changes associated with neovascularization.

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