9.7 Laser Therapy
Until the introduction of anti-VEGF agents, laser photocoagulation had been the primary treatment for DME for almost 3 decades. This method involves the application of small (50 to 100 µm) laser burns directly to leaking microaneurysms (focal) and scattered through regions of diffuse retinal thickening (grid).
Quiz Module 9.7
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1. The ETDRS demonstrated focal laser treatment of CSME decreased the risk of vision loss by approximately
2. Which of the following is not a complication associated with conventional laser treatment?
3. In general, lasers have evolved to include all of the following except:
4. Which of the following is a landmark study that helped to confirm the utility of focal laser photocoagulation?