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

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?