First Author: N.Kanchanaranya THAILAND
Co Author(s): W. Tansiricharoenkul 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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To perform a survey of the Retina Specialists regarding the practice patterns in treatment of diabetic macular edema and macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion in Thailand.
Design Descriptive study. Questionnaires were distributed to 106 retina specialists by e-mail.
Data received from 37 (34.9%) respondents were assessed and analyzed. Retina specialists were asked their treatment modalities in diabetic macular edema (DME) with microaneurysms (MA) within the foveal avascular zone (FAZ), DME with MA away from the FAZ, DME with diffuse thickening, central retinal vein occlusion(CRVO) with macular edema and branch retinal vein occlusion(BRVO) with macular edema.
DME patients with microaneurysms outside the foveal avascular zone (FAZ), majority of ophthalmologist choose macular photocoagulation and intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) in DME patient with microaneurysms inside FAZ zone. In case with macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion and branch vein occlusion, most ophthalmologist treated with intravitreal anti-VEGF injection.
This study showed a variety of treatment methods for diabetic macular edema and macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion of re1na specialists in Thailand. The use of intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor injections continues to increase.