Case 1: Type 1 Diabetes & Proliferative Retinopathy


David Kinshuck



Atypical partly successfully treated patient. Same case, a 7mb Powerpoint  slide show, and in Flash. A Flash quiz is presented just below if you have Flash; otherwise scroll down  below the movie to see a regular web page presentation (same patient) This patients case study was reviewed again in 2003 in complete with large photos.


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Early new vessels are not easily seen, but the haemorrhages (pointer) suggest new vessel presence.




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Some haemorrhages are still present. Laser has been applied outside the area photographed. Haemorrhages & tiny new vessel loops are present here. (New vessel
appearance exaggerated opposite for illustration.)


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The same eye on the same day: dilate pupil. A halogen rechargeable ophthalmoscope with green filter can demonstrate both haemorrhages and new vessels best. Exaggerated here for illustration.




Why was the treatment successful?

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New vessels have stopped growing. Note very few haemorrhages present. Pointers show the extensive laser.