Ultra-Wide-Field Imaging In Diabetic Retinopathy; An Overview

Authors: Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Kang Wang, Joobin Khadamy, Srinivas R. Saddaa

Abstract:

Purpose

To present an overview on ultra-wide-field imaging in diabetic retinopathy.

Methods

A comprehensive search of the pubmed database was performed using the search terms of “ultra-wide-field imaging”, “ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography” and “diabetic retinopathy”. The relevant original articles were reviewed.

Results

New advances in ultra-wide-field imaging allow for precise measurements of the peripheral retinal lesions. A consistent finding amongst these articles was that ultra-wide-field imaging improved detection of peripheral lesion. There was discordance among the studies, however, on the correlation between peripheral diabetic lesions and diabetic macular edema.

Keywords

Ultra-wide-field imaging; Diabetic retinopathy; Diabetic macular edema; Fluorescein angiography

Citation: Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Kang Wang, Joobin Khadamy, Srinivas R. Saddaa Ultra-wide-field Imaging In Diabetic Retinopathy; An Overview doi:10.1016/j.joco.2016.04.001

Received: 23 February 2016, Revised: 31 March 2016, Accepted: 1 April 2016, Available online: 30 April 2016

Copyright: © 2016 Iranian Society of Ophthalmology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Conclusions

Visualization of the peripheral retina using ultra-wide-field imaging improves diagnosis and classification of diabetic retinopathy. Additional studies are needed to better define the association of peripheral diabetic lesions with diabetic macular edema.

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