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Case 6-7. Nori-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Clinical Summary

A 53-vear-old diabetic woman had moderately severe macular edema bilaterally. She had previously received focal laser photocoagulation treatment in both eyes approximately four months earlier Dilated fundus examination (A) of her right eve revealed hard exudate extending from the superotemporal arcade into the macula, blot and flame shaped hemorrhages, and a diffuse increase in retinal thickness. The visual acuity in this eve was 20/30.

Optical Coherence Tomography

A sequence of radial tomograms (B) through the macula confirmed the diffuse thickening in the macula. Large regions of high intraretinal backscattering were observed just superior to the fovea corresponding to hard exudate. The foveal thickness was 270 jam.

Log Reflection

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