Vol 3, No 2 (2018)
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Complex treatment of progressive proliferative diabetic retinopathy with concomitant diabetic macular edema — a case report

Agnieszka Kalinowska1, Beata Gajda-Deryło1, Piotr Łukasik2, Anna Rejman2, Katarzyna Nowomiejska1, Robert Rejdak1
Ophthalmol J 2018;3(2):68-72.


Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a major cause of visual impairment in working — age adult population
worldwide. The purpose of this article is to report the long observation and treatment of a patient with severe PDR.
We present a case of 42 years old female who had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 1 thirteen years ago,
presenting a progressive PDR and macular edema in both eyes. The patient was monitored during three years of
the follow-up. The treatment included laser photocoagulation, anty-VEGF injections and the surgical treatment
including vitrectomy with ILM peeling and gas or silicone oil tamponade.

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