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diabetic rentinopathy

Fran├žois Audren, Ali Erginay, Belkacem Haouchine, Rym Benosman, John Conrath, Jean-Fran├žois Bergmann, Alain Gaudric, Pascale Massin
PURPOSE: To evaluate prospectively the efficacy and safety of one intravitreal injection of 4 mg triamcinolone acetonide for refractory diffuse diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Seventeen patients with bilateral diabetic macular edema unresponsive to laser photocoagulation. In all patients, one eye was injected, and the other served as a control. The intervention consisted in intravitreal injection of 4 mg triamcinolone acetonide. The main outcome measure was central macular thickness (CMT) at 4, 12 and 24 weeks, measured by Optical Coherence Tomography...
October 2006: Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Eliot L Berson, Bernard Rosner, Michael A Sandberg, Carol Weigel-DiFranco, Ann Moser, Robert J Brockhurst, K C Hayes, Chris A Johnson, Ellen J Anderson, Alexander R Gaudio, Walter C Willett, Ernst J Schaefer
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a therapeutic dose of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, will slow the course of retinal degeneration in adult patients with retinitis pigmentosa who are also receiving vitamin A. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, double-masked trial of 221 patients, aged 18 to 55 years, evaluated over a 4-year interval. Patients were given either 1200 mg/d of docosahexaenoic acid or control capsules. All were given 15 000 IU/d of vitamin A (given as retinyl palmitate)...
September 2004: Archives of Ophthalmology
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