Macular Grid Photocoagulation for Macular Edema in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Michael Klein, Daniel Finkelstein

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Abstract

To obtain pilot information regarding possible benefits of photocoagulation grid treatment for macular edema secondary to nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion, records were reviewed for patients who demonstrated well-documented prompt improvement in edema after treatment. In each of the five selected patients who demonstrated this association, macular edema had been present for a minimum of 6 months. Also, preoperative visual acuity was 20/60 or less, good macular capillary perfusion was present on the fluorescein angiogram, and substantial reduction of edema was demonstrated on clinical examination and by decreased leakage and late staining on fluorescein angiography within 8 weeks following treatment. Postoperative visual acuity either improved or remained unchanged for each eye. These results indicate that, in certain eyes, grid photocoagulation can lessen macular edema, thus supporting the rationale for a randomized clinical trial to determine possible benefits of this therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1302
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume107
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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Retinal Vein
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Macular Edema
Light Coagulation
Visual Acuity
Edema
Fluorescein Angiography
Therapeutics
Fluorescein
Angiography
Randomized Controlled Trials
Perfusion
Staining and Labeling

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Macular Grid Photocoagulation for Macular Edema in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. / Klein, Michael; Finkelstein, Daniel.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 107, No. 9, 1989, p. 1297-1302.

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