Intravitreal Injections and Diabetic Macular Edema: Actual and New Therapeutic Options
The management of diabetic macular edema (DME) has been revolutionized in recent years. Focal and focal/ grid laser photocoagulation have been the mainstay of treatment for DME for much time. However, nowadays, there is growing evidence that intravitreal VEGF-inhibitors (combined or not with laser photocoagulation) provide better visual outcome in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Hence, anti-VEGF injections are considered the new gold standard to treat diabetic macular edema and eyes with a reduced visual function. Further studies assessing different treatment regimens are underway to define better clinical care pathways.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2013
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