Evidence and indications for systemic treatment in diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review

  title={Evidence and indications for systemic treatment in diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review},
  author={Anna Sofie Elkjaer and Sidsel Kirstine Lynge and Jakob Grauslund},
  journal={Acta Ophthalmologica},
Eye screening is mandatory in diabetes, but treatment is only indicated at the sight‐threatening stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Treatments include intravitreal injections, laser photocoagulation and vitrectomy, which are all invasive options. In order to prevent or delay DR, it is important to investigate earlier, non‐invasive managements prior to sight‐threatening DR. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of systemic treatment on incident and progressive DR. The search in this… 

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