Diabetic macular edema and argon laser photocoagulation: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Blankenship1979DiabeticME,
  title={Diabetic macular edema and argon laser photocoagulation: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={George William Blankenship},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1979},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={69-78}
}
Loss of vision from diabetic retinopathy can result from complications of neovascular proliferation, or frequently, from macular edema secondary to background diabetic retinopathy. Although the benefits of photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy have been clarified by the National Eye Institute's collaborative diabetic retinopathy study, those for background diabetic retinopathy with macular edema remain unclear. Several articles have described the visual benefits and reduction… CONTINUE READING

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