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Laser Treatment for DR

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Laser treatment of PDR can reduce the 5-year risk of blindness by 90%, and the risk of visual loss from DME by 50%.

Laser Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy. Dev Ophthalmol. 2007; 39: 48-68. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17245078

Reference

Title
Laser Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
Publication
Dev Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2007
Pages
48-68
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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