Posterior vitreous detachment following panretinal laser photocoagulation
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
A total of 30 eyes of 19 patients with type I diabetes, varying severity of retinopathy, and no posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) were studied clinically, and vitreous examination was performed by preset lens biomicroscopy. Follow-up was 4.0-7.5 years. A total of 15 eyes underwent panretinal laser photocoagulation (PRP) and 15 eyes were left untreated. The incidence of PVD was 8 of 15 (53%) after PRP and 1 of 15 (7%) in untreated eyes (P<0.02). Minimal vitreous hemorrhage occurred in 4 of 7 treated eyes (57%) that did not develop PVD and in only 2 of 8 (25%) that did. In treated eyes with no history of vitreous hemorrhage, the incidence of PVD was 6/9 (67%); in treated eyes with minimal vitreous hemorrhage at any time, it was 2/6 (33%). In treated eyes, the presence of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (DRS) high-risk characteristics was equally frequent in eyes that developed PVD as in those that did not. These data suggest that PVD occurs following PRP, independent of the severity of diabetic retinopathy or prior vitreous hemorrhage. © 1990 Springer-Verlag.
Sebag, J., Buzney, S., Belyea, D., Kado, M., McMeel, J., & Trempe, C. (1990). Posterior vitreous detachment following panretinal laser photocoagulation. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 228 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02764282