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Side-effects and complications of laser treatment in diabetic retinal disease.

Abstract
Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy was the first intraocular treatment to provide a highly effective means for preventing visual loss in patients with diabetes. Although inherently destructive, laser treatment is remarkably effective in preventing visual loss and preserving vision long-term. This review will describe briefly the current techniques and discuss in detail the reported side-effects and potential complications of laser treatment of diabetic retinal disease.
AuthorsEmily K Deschler, Jennifer K Sun, Paolo S Silva
JournalSeminars in ophthalmology (Semin Ophthalmol) 2014 Sep-Nov Vol. 29 Issue 5-6 Pg. 290-300 ISSN: 1744-5205 [Electronic] England
PMID25325854 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Diabetic Retinopathy (surgery)
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation (adverse effects)
  • Vision Disorders (prevention & control)

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