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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinoapathy
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic Macular Edema treatment: Lucentis
Diabetic Macular Edema treatment: Avastin
Diabetic Macular Edema treatment: Ozurdex
Diabetic Macular Edema treatment: Laser
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy treatment:Laser
PDR treatment: Avastin
PDR treatment: Lucentis
PDR treatment: Surgery
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Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy treatment: Laser

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy occurs after ischemia induces 
new blood vessels ("neovascularization") to grow in an attempt to 
restore circulation- these new blood vessels are weak, however, and
may cause bleeding into the eye ("vitreous hemorrhage")-
this can be associated with vision loss and scarring, with 
tractional retinal detachment.
Laser treatment of the retina ("pan-retinal photocoagulation") may 
induce regression of the new vessels and protect against vision loss.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy with Neovascularization of the Disc
("NVD", Left) regressed (Right) after Laser