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J Curr Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 30;28(2):57-60. doi: 10.1016/j.joco.2016.04.001. eCollection 2016 Jun.

Ultra-wide-field imaging in diabetic retinopathy; an overview.

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1
Doheny Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Doheny Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Capital Medical University Affiliated Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.
3
Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4
Doheny Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To present an overview on ultra-wide-field imaging in diabetic retinopathy.

METHODS:

A comprehensive search of the pubmed database was performed using the search terms of "ultra-wide-field imaging", "ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography" and "diabetic retinopathy". The relevant original articles were reviewed.

RESULTS:

New advances in ultra-wide-field imaging allow for precise measurements of the peripheral retinal lesions. A consistent finding amongst these articles was that ultra-wide-field imaging improved detection of peripheral lesion. There was discordance among the studies, however, on the correlation between peripheral diabetic lesions and diabetic macular edema.

CONCLUSIONS:

Visualization of the peripheral retina using ultra-wide-field imaging improves diagnosis and classification of diabetic retinopathy. Additional studies are needed to better define the association of peripheral diabetic lesions with diabetic macular edema.

KEYWORDS:

Diabetic macular edema; Diabetic retinopathy; Fluorescein angiography; Ultra-wide-field imaging

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