Imaging of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

Publications // Ronald Danis // Aug 01 2011

PubMed ID: 21607565

Author(s): Danis RP, Hubbard LD. Imaging of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Curr Diab Rep. 2011 Aug;11(4):236-43. doi: 10.1007/s11892-011-0203-1. PMID 21607565

Journal: Current Diabetes Reports, Volume 11, Issue 4, Aug 2011

Imaging of the retinal complications of diabetes mellitus is rapidly changing from the emergence of new technology such as optical coherence tomography. In particular, the characterization of diabetic macular edema is much easier for the clinician and there are new, more sensitive clinical research end points. However, our understanding of structure-functional relationships remains suboptimal and the classification of macular edema by optical coherence tomography continues to evolve. The classification of diabetic retinopathy severity continues to rely upon fundus photography, although the transition from film to digital photography presents both challenges and advantages.