Bullous exudative retinal detachment after retinal pattern scan laser photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy

Shohei Nishikawa, Hiroshi Kunikata, Naoko Aizawa, Toru Nakazawa

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Abstract

Laser retinal photocoagulation is the gold standard treatment for diabetic retinopathy. We describe 3 cases in which bullous exudative retinal detachment (ERD) developed after pattern scan laser photocoagulation (PASCAL) in diabetic retinopathy. ERD spontaneously resolved in all 3 cases with various visual courses. This case series highlights 2 key points: First, ERD can occur regardless of gender, age, glycemic control, or vitreous status and despite a moderate number of laser shots, even with PASCAL; second, ERD in nonvitrectomized eyes may cause irreversible visual loss, even if the ERD resolves within 1 month.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 14

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Diabetic macular edema
  • PASCAL
  • Pattern scan laser
  • Serous retinal detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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