Management and outcome of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy

Chan, W. C. and Lim, Lik Thai and Quinn, M. J. and Knox, F. A. and McCance, D. and Best, R. M. (2004) Management and outcome of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy. Eye, 18. pp. 826-832. ISSN 1476-5454

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Aims To report the management and outcomes of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy. Methods A retrospective review of 8 diabetic females who developed pregnancy related sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy requiring treatment over a 12-year period. Results In total, 16 eyes of eight patients were included in this series. The mean age of the patients at presentation was 30.75 years 73.8SD and the mean duration of diabetes was 21.0 years 75.1 SD. The mean follow-up period was 46.75 months 747.2 SD. A total of 87.5% of patients showed progression of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy, 71% of which were in the sight-threatening proliferative category. In the postpartum period, 81% of patients continued to progress to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, requiring panretinal photocoagulation and multiple other surgical procedures. In all, 69% of eyes retained visual acuity equal to or better than 0.3 logMAR units (6/12).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, diabetic retinopathy, pregnancy, 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: 15 Oct 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 03:38

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