10.1 READ-2


Some retinal specialists may argue that focal laser to well-defined microaneurisms that are clear foci of leakage and exudate can decrease the need for frequent injections. Most retinal specialists agree that focal laser alone still has a role for select patients in diabetic macular edema. However, studies like READ-2 and RIDE/RISE do not find laser alone to be superior in most patients compared to ranibizumab or combination therapy groups.

Quiz Module 10.1

1. The READ-2 study was designed to study which agent compared to focal/grid laser treatment?

2. READ-2, along with subsequent studies, showed that: