Argon Laser Panretinal Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy: Scanning Electron Microscopy of Human Choroidal Vascular Casts

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Plastic casts of the choroid of a 76-year-old diabetic man who received panretinal photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy were studied with the scanning electron microscope. Despite a 14-month interval between the last panretinal photocoagulation session and death, numerous choriocapillaris-filling defects were present and correlated with photocoagulation lesions present on antemortem fluorescein angiograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ophthalmology

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