Case 6-16. Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Clinical Summary

A 35-year-old man with stable, longstanding proliferative diabetic retinopathy was examined, indirect ophthalmoscopy (A) of his right eye displayed a mild epiretinal membrane in the macula with no clinically significant macular edema. Panretinal photocoagulation laser scars were evident in the periphery.

Optical Coherence Tomography

A horizontal OCT scan (B) through the fovea illustrated the epiretinal membrane nasally. An abrupt retinal thinning was noted temporally corresponding retinal atrophy in the region of photocoagulation treatment

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