OCT has revolutionized the management of DME, providing objective documentation of retinal thickening and cystic structures that may be invisible on clinical examination. Serial OCT images allow the assessment of disease progression over time, and OCT can help to distinguish the morphologic features of DME—diffuse or focal edema, the presence of traction, etc.—in the individual patient. OCT may identify the presence of DME at an early stage of disease that might not be detected by other imaging methods. New technologies are pushing the imaging capability of OCT back past the retina, providing insights into the possible role of the choroidal vasculature in the pathophysiology of DME.
Test Module 7
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1. Which of the following is NOT true of fluorescein angiography (FA)?
2. The purpose of FA is to identify
3. What clinical testing modality allows the clinician to detect serial changes of retinal anatomy?
4. Which of the following is NOT true of color stereoscopic fundus photography?
5. In addition to retinal vascular pathology, evidence indicates that ____ coexists in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.
6. Currently the most advanced form of retinal imaging is:
7. Onset of DME may be asymptomatic. The manifesting symptom is:
8. The criteria for Clinically Significant Macular Edema (CSME) was defined by which clinical trial?
9. OCT has revolutionized the management of DME, providing objective documentation of retinal thickening and cystic structures that may be invisible on clinical examination.
10. The DME severity scale classifies DME as trace, significant and severe.