Panretinal-Photocoagulation before Pars Plana Vitrectomy Influences Vitreous Level of Interleukin-6 but not of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

@inproceedings{Shimura2007PanretinalPhotocoagulationBP,
  title={Panretinal-Photocoagulation before Pars Plana Vitrectomy Influences Vitreous Level of Interleukin-6 but not of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy},
  author={Masahiko Shimura and Kanako Yasuda and Toru Nakazawa and Takashi Shiono and Kohji Nishida},
  booktitle={International journal of biomedical science : IJBS},
  year={2007}
}
For eyes with diabetic retinopathy which require vitreous surgery and pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP), pre-treatment of PRP before vitreous surgery reduce the activity of diabetic retinopathy, however sometimes cause macular edema leading to visual disturbance. Some cytokines in the vitreous increase in eyes with diabetic macular edema, thus the relationship between PRP and vitreous cytokines is to be investigated. In this study, 72 eligible eyes of 65 patients were recruited, and 36 eyes… CONTINUE READING