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Analysis of macular and choroidal thickness in eyes with diabetic macular edema treated with grid laser photocoagulation and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents

Poster Details

First Author: C.Traversi ITALY

Co Author(s):    G. Martone   E. Nuti   P. Pichierri   E. Latronico         0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To analyse the effect of combined grid laser photocoagulation combined with anti-vascular endothelial growth (anti-VEGF) factor agents treatment on macular thickness (MT) subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) of diabetic macular edema (DME) patients.

Setting:

Ophthalmology Department, University of Siena, Italy

Methods:

16 eyes with DME were examined before and after macular grid laser photocoagulation and three anti-VEGF injections. The mean MT and SFCT was measured using spectral domain ocular coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with ehanced depth imaging protocol.

Results:

All the eyes showed a significant reduction on MT (p=.004) and on SFCT (p=.02) after combined treatment. The relationship between the choroidal and macular thicknesses was no evident.

Conclusions:

Eyes with DME treated with grid laser photocoagulation and anti-VEGF agents showed a reduction of MT and SFCT. The reduction of choroidal thinning might be related to the improvment of diabetic retinal tissue hypoxia.

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