Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1992;33(8):759-763.
Published online August 1, 1992.
Laser Photocoagulation in Diabetic Macular Edema.
Hyun KyunK Kim, Young Bock Han
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
당뇨병성 황반부종의 광응고술에 관한 임상적 고찰
김현경(Hyun Kyung Kim),한영복(Young Bock Han)
Diabetic macular edema is the leading cause of decreased vision from diabetic retinopathy. The most promising treatment for diabetic macular edema has been photocoagulation and we have reviewed 18 cases, 25 eyes, of macular edema which were treated either by focal laser photocoagulation or grid-pattern photocoagulation between January 1988 to December 1990 and followed for at least 4 months. Visual acuity improved in 8 eyes (57.1 %) of 14 eyes treated with focal laser photocoagulation and 4 eyes (36.4%) of 11 eyes treated with grid-pattern photocoagulation. Visual acuity was stable in 6 eyes (42.9%) treated with focal laser photocoagulation and 4 eyes (36.4%) treated with grid-pattern photocagulation. Of 3 eyes (27.3%) with diffuse macular edema was worsened visual acuity although treated with grid-pattern photocoagulation.
Key Words: Diabetic macular edema;Focal laser photocoagulation;Grid-pattern laser photocoagulation

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