Retinal blood flow reduction after panretinal photocoagulation in Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Doppler optical coherence tomography flowmeter pilot study

Published on 2018-11-08T19:06:10Z (GMT) by
<div><p>To use a Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) flowmeter to investigate segmental retinal blood flow (RBF) and sum of the segmental RBFs (SRBF) changes after panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) was used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe diabetic retinopathy (DR). Data from five patients with proliferative DR (PDR) (mean age 51.9 ± 10.5 years) was analyzed. The vessel diameter (D), average velocity (V), and retinal blood flow (RBF) in veins were measured using a DOCT flowmeter before and four weeks after PRP. Segmental RBF from inferotemporal (IT), superotemporal (ST), inferonasal (IN), and superonasal (SN) veins were measured, and SRBF was defined as the sum of these measurements. All data were analyzed by Wilcoxson test. After PRP, there were statistically significant decreases in the every segmental D, V, RBF (<i>P<0</i>.<i>03</i>) and SRBF (<i>P = 0</i>.<i>002</i>). The other parameters showed no statistically significant differences (<i>P</i>>0.05). The DOCT flowmeter has the potential to be a clinically useful tool to noninvasively evaluate the changes in retinal circulation during PRP in patients with PDR.</p></div>

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Song, Youngseok; Tani, Tomofumi; Omae, Tsuneaki; Ishibazawa, Akihiro; Yoshioka, Takafumi; Takahashi, Kengo; et al. (2018): Retinal blood flow reduction after panretinal photocoagulation in Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Doppler optical coherence tomography flowmeter pilot study. PLOS ONE. Collection.