Help page for Cases....www.diabeticretinopthy.org.uk

Remember...treatment advice changes regularly as experience increases

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Abbreviations
 
   
ACE   angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ..a type of blood pressure tablet
ARB    angiotensin receptor blocker..another tablet.
BP blood pressure
CSME    'clinically significant macular oedema' (fluid /water-logging in the centre of the retina, reducing the sight)
FFA fundus fluorescein angiogram ... photographs taken whilst having an injection of a fluorescent dye injected into an arm or hand vein
HbA1c glycosylated haemoglobin
NVD & NVE new vessel at disc or elsewhere on the retina
PRP  peripheral laser photocoagulation...laser of the outer retina for new vessel growth
WHO World Health Organisation
   
Problems
 
  please excuse the dirt on the lens! (there are several other dirt marks in addition)