The Relationship of Macular Thickness to Clinically Graded Diabetic Retinopathy Severity in Eyes without Clinically Detected Diabetic Macular Edema.
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship of optical coherence tomography (OCT) measured macular thickness to retinopathy severity in patients with diabetes and no clinically detectable macular edema. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred eighty-three eyes of 383 patients of a private retina practice; including 100 normal eyes of patients without diabetes, 100 eyes of diabetics without retinopathy, 100 eyes of diabetics with mild to moderate retinopathy, 35 eyes of diabetics with severe nonproliferative or proliferative retinopathy, and 48 eyes of diabetics with regressed proliferative retinopathy. METHODS: Review of clinical charts and optical coherence tomography measurements. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Central ...Read Full Article