Advances in the management of diabetic macular oedema based on evidence from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network

Lim, Lik Thai and Chia, Seen Nee and Yann, Elliott Ah-Kee and Chew, Nejia and Gupta, Manish (2015) Advances in the management of diabetic macular oedema based on evidence from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Singapore Medical Journal, 56 (5). pp. 237-247. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) performs studies on new treatments for diabetic retinopathy. This review aims to summarise recent findings from DRCR.net studies on the treatment of diabetic macular oedema. We performed a PubMed search of articles from the DRCR.net, which included all studies pertaining to the treatment of diabetic maculopathy. The main outcome measures were retinal thickening as assessed by central subfield thickness on optical coherence tomography and improvement of visual acuity on the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) chart. Findings from each study were divided into modalities of treatment, namely photocoagulation, bevacizumab, triamcinolone, ranibizumab and vitrectomy. While modified ETDRS focal/grid laser remains the standard of care, intravitreal corticosteroids or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents have also proven to be effective, although they come with associated side effects. The choice of treatment modality for diabetic macular oedema is a clinical judgement call, and depends on the patient’s clinical history and assessment.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetic macular oedema, DRCR.net review, treatment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 01:10
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 01:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22011

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