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J Diabetes Res. 2014;2014:158251. doi: 10.1155/2014/158251. Epub 2014 Jul 17.

Diabetic retinopathy treated with laser photocoagulation and the indirect effect on glycaemic control.

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1
St. Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, L7 8XP, UK ; Department of Ophthalmology, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.
2
Department of Ophthalmology, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.
3
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To identify any possible relation between glycaemic control and previous laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy.

METHODS:

Seventy-two patients with diabetes were included in the study and were separated into 2 groups according to previous treatment (group A) or not (group B) with argon laser photocoagulation. Glycaemic control was estimated by measuring blood levels of HbA1c in four consecutive measurements.

RESULTS:

Blood levels of HbA1c in group A were significantly lower 3, 6, and 12 months after laser treatment as compared to blood levels of HbA1c before laser treatment (7.1 ± 0.4% versus 7.6 ± 0.9%, 7.2 ± 0.2% versus 7.6 ± 0.9%, and 7.1 ± 0.2% versus 7.6 ± 0.9%, resp., all P < 0.05). Blood levels of HbA1c in group B did not differ significantly in four consecutive measurements.

CONCLUSION:

Our results suggest that we should anticipate a better glycaemic control in cases of patients with diabetes previously treated with laser photocoagulation.

PMID:
25136642
PMCID:
PMC4127248
DOI:
10.1155/2014/158251
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