versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.61 no.1 São Paulo fev. 1998
To evaluate the technique, indications and results of the photocoagulation in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy using infrared diode laser with indirect ophthalmoscopy.
Twenty one patients with or without restrictions to the photocoagulation on the slit-lamp were treated with the indirect infrared (81 0 nm) diode laser.
Thirteen patients have completed the treatment and presented stability or improvement of the proliferation. Fifteen eyes have interrupted the treatment due to intolerable pain, system a/terations, worsening of the cataract or vitreous hemorrhage.
The indirect infrared diode laser is important for the treatment of Diabetic Retinophaty when it demands photocoagulation of the retina / periphery in eyes with media opacities. The infrared diode laser was effective to control the PDR when the patients have completed the treatment.