Improvement of Recalcitrant Diabetic Macular Edema After Peritoneal Dialysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nephropathy may be an independent and contributory risk factor for diabetic macular edema (DME). A 69-year-old man who had previously been treated with panretinal laser photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy as well as with steroid and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections for DME declined additional treatment for the DME, which was worse in the right eye. The DME was observed without further treatment for the next 36 months. Despite well-controlled blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid levels, the DME remained unchanged. Peritoneal dialysis was started due to end-stage renal disease. Three months after commencing dialysis, the DME improved significantly. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:834-837.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ong, SS; Thomas, AS; Fekrat, S

Published Date

  • October 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 834 - 837

PubMed ID

  • 29020428

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20170928-09


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States