Macular Grid Photocoagulation: An Experimental Study on the Primate Retina

David Wilson, W. Richard Green

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Abstract

• We studied the effect of macular grid photocoagulation on the retinal vessels, retina, retinal pigment epithelium, and choroid of normal cynomolgus monkeys. Argon blue-green laser photocoagulation, similar to that employed for treating macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion, resulted in a decreased retinal capillary area at both one and five months after treatment. The photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium between laser lesions were altered at three days after treatment, but their appearance returned to normal by five months. The significance of these findings is discussed with regard to resolution of macular edema and improvement in vision following grid photocoagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Light Coagulation
Primates
Retina
Macular Edema
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Lasers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal Vessels
Macaca fascicularis
Choroid
Argon
Therapeutics

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Macular Grid Photocoagulation : An Experimental Study on the Primate Retina. / Wilson, David; Green, W. Richard.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 106, No. 1, 1988, p. 100-105.

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