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Bullous Exudative Retinal Detachment after Retinal Pattern Scan Laser Photocoagulation in Diabetic Retinopathy

Authors
  • Nishikawa, Shohei
  • Kunikata, Hiroshi
  • Aizawa, Naoko
  • Nakazawa, Toru
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Oct 03, 2017
Volume
8
Issue
3
Pages
475–481
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000480723
PMID: 29118707
PMCID: PMC5662981
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

Laser retinal photocoagulation is the gold standard treatment for diabetic retinopathy. We describe 3 cases in which bullous exudative retinal detachment (ERD) developed after pattern scan laser photocoagulation (PASCAL) in diabetic retinopathy. ERD spontaneously resolved in all 3 cases with various visual courses. This case series highlights 2 key points: first, ERD can occur regardless of gender, age, glycemic control, or vitreous status and despite a moderate number of laser shots, even with PASCAL; second, ERD in nonvitrectomized eyes may cause irreversible visual loss, even if the ERD resolves within 1 month.

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