Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnancy


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© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Management of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy requires special consideration. It is well known that both diabetic retinopathy severity and macular edema can progress during pregnancy. Fluorescein angiography and intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injection are typically avoided in pregnancy; however, specific exceptions do exist. This chapter reviews guidelines for evaluation and the treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema during pregnancy. The potential adverse effects and complications to consider in pregnancy are outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Finn, AP; Vajzovic, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Book Title

  • Current Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 121

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780323484527

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-323-48452-7.00011-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus