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Diabetic macular edema: new trends in management

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dc.contributor.author Al Shamsi, Hanin
dc.contributor.author Ghazi, Nicola G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-14T10:38:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-14T10:38:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1751-244 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10826
dc.description.abstract The treatment of diabetic macular edema may be evolving from a laser ablative approach into a pharmacotherapeutic approach. The exponential growth that has occurred over the past decade in the retinal pharmacotherapy field has led to the development of several pharmacotherapies for retinal vascular diseases such as diabetic macular edema. Many of these agents, in the form of intravitreal injections or sustained delivery devices, have already undergone clinical trial testing for safety and efficacy and many others are currently being similarly evaluated. Some of these agents have proven to be more efficacious than traditional laser therapy, and it is possible that traditional laser therapy for diabetic macular edema may be abandoned altogether in the near future, especially with the introduction of the micropulse laser. However, more research and experience is still needed in order to determine the best treatment agent or combination of therapeutic modalities, as well as the best treatment regimen for a given patient. In this article, we briefly review the major new developments in the field of diabetic macular edema treatment. In addition, we touch on some of the promising forthcoming therapies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Diabetic macular edema: new trends in management en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000154 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Expert review of Clinical Pharmacology en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.keywords Diabetic macular edema en_US
dc.keywords Diabetic retinopathy en_US
dc.keywords Intravitreal injection en_US
dc.keywords Laser photocoagulation en_US
dc.keywords Pharmacotherapy en_US
dc.keywords Vitrectomy en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1586/ecp.11.67 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Shamsi, H. A., & Ghazi, N. G. (2012). Diabetic macular edema: new trends in management. Expert review of clinical pharmacology, 5(1), 55-68. en_US
dc.author.email nicola.ghazi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/ecp.11.67 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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