The use of diod laser in microphotocoagulation and high density photocoagulation regimens in the treatment of diabetic macular edema

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The modern standard of treatment of clinically significant diabetic macular edema is macular laser photocoagulation was suggested in the reports of the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS, 1985-1990). Subthreshold microphotocoagulation (MicroPulase) leads to developing barely visible or invisible retinal burns and also has been shown to be effective in treating macular edema with no side effects comparing with ETDRS methodic (retinal pigment and choroidal atrophy, decreasing of retinal sensitivity). Effectiveness of microphotocoagulation may arise in high density laser applications, however in modern literature exists rare publications concerning this question.

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Aleksandr S Izmaylov

IR&TC “Eye Microsurgery” named after academician S.N. Fyodorov, St Petersburg Branch

Email: 061@mail.ru
doctor of medical science, MD of highest qualification, head of laser surgery department

Tat’yana V Kotsur

IR&TC “Eye Microsurgery” named after academician S.N. Fyodorov, St Petersburg Branch

Email: tatiana781@yandex.ru
MD, ophthalmologist. Laser microsurgery and fluorescent angiography department

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