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Different lasers and techniques for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

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Summary of "Different lasers and techniques for proliferative diabetic retinopathy."

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a chronic progressive disease of the retinal microvasculature associated with prolonged hyperglycaemia. Proliferative DR (PDR) is a sight-threatening complication of DR and is characterised by the development of abnormal new vessels in the retina, optic nerve head or anterior segment of the eye. Argon laser photocoagulation has been the gold standard for the treatment of PDR for many years, using regimens evaluated by the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS). Over the years, there have been modifications of the technique and introduction of new laser technologies.

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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
ISSN: 1469-493X
Pages: CD012314

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