diabetic maculopathy

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maculopathy, diabetic

A pathological disorder of the macula which frequently develops in diabetic patients. It is characterized by oedema, hard exudates, microaneurysms and ischaemia in the macular area. If the oedema is severe visual acuity will be reduced, but a blue-yellow colour vision defect is usually noted before the loss of acuity. Management involves laser photocoagulation. See background diabetic retinopathy.
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In our study, 92% have bilateral involvement emphasising that diabetic maculopathy affects both eyes equally.
This also correlates with the Wisconsin Epidemiological Study of Diabetic Retinopathy, which showed 24% of patients have diabetes of 5 years or less duration and feature of diabetic maculopathy and 57.
In our study, we found that 92% of patients exhibited bilateral involvement which showed that diabetic maculopathy affects both eyes symmetrically.
Seventy-four eyes of forty-three patients with diabetic maculopathy who were either detected or referred to this tertiary care centre from elsewhere were enrolled for this study.
The present study is to highlight systemic factors like hyperlipidemia, which can affect onset and/or progression of diabetic maculopathy and the association between them.
Once diabetic maculopathy occurs, there is no satisfactory treatment and the prognosis is very poor, so it is better to prevent its development.
1 patient in the irrigating vectis group had poor vision and this could be attributed to diabetic maculopathy.
PRP done in severe NPDR/PDR patients associated with diabetic maculopathy has beneficial effects in stabilizing the visual acuity and reducing diabetic macular edema.
Diabetic maculopathy a critical review highlighting diffuse macular edema.
Loss of vision from diabetic retinopathy may be as a consequence of either retinal neovascularisaton or secondary to diabetic maculopathy.
Diabetic maculopathy occurs when there is involvement of the fovea by oedema, hard exudates or ischaemia (figure 5).
d) Diabetic maculopathy and BRVO-related macular oedema