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Unformatted text preview: ● Opthalmoscopic examination for ● Microaneurysms ● Dot and blot hemorrhages ● Flame shaped hemorrhages ● Retinal edema and hard exudates ● Cotton wool spots ● Venous loops ● Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities (remodeled capillary beds) ● Macular Edema ● Diagnostic Testing ● Observation of physical exam signs listed above Meds/ Treatment Plan ● Most effective therapy is prevention with good diabetic control ● Laser photocoagulation can preserve vision Prognosis ● diffuse edema and poor vision at diagnosis has poor prognosis ● prognosis for background retinopathy is good with treatment and diabetic control ● How relates Our patient is a child, so this doesn't really relate at all to your PT Source (s) : http://www.mdconsult.com/das/pdxmd/body/216817106-9/0?type=med&eid=9-u1.0-_1_mt_1014182 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1225210-overview Harrison's pg 2287...
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- Fall '10
- Macular edema, Diabetic retinopathy, retinal blood vessels, focal capillary occlusion, Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities