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Outer retinal tubulation in diabetic macular edema following anti-VEGF treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Eye and Vision, May 2015
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Title
Outer retinal tubulation in diabetic macular edema following anti-VEGF treatment
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Eye and Vision, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40662-015-0018-2
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Ali M Al-Halafi

Abstract

To address the presence and features of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) found in diabetic macular edema (DME) treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) and to differentiate between ORT and cystoid DME, which have different plans of management. This was a retrospective review of a total of 514 patients investigated with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with diabetic macular edema treated with anti-VEGF. ORT was seen in 12 eyes of 11 patients. The morphologic characteristics of ORT and its progress over time were examined using OCT data. The retinal images were obtained by horizontal and vertical scans to analyze the possible presence of ORT and to explore their morphologic features and location in the retinal layers. ORT was seen in DME treated with anti-VEGF. ORT was shown as round or ovoid hyporeflective spaces with hyperreflective borders on the B-scans, measuring 30 to 120 μm high and 30 to 1775 μm wide. The tubules generally remained stable over time. In a retinal practice specializing in advanced diabetic retinopathy clinic, this ORT was seen in 12 eyes of 11 patients during a 12-month period. ORT presented either after receiving 0.05 mL open-label intravitreal injections of 0.5 mg ranibizumab or 1.25 mg bevacizumab. ORT is found in DME treated with anti-VEGF that may show damage to the outer retina secondary to the severity and chronicity of the DME. ORT may be a result of underlying chronic and severe diabetic macular edema that may occur later possibly secondary to retinal layers rearrangement after several anti-VEGF injections. It is important to differentiate between ORT and cystoids DME. The presence of the ORT entity alone without the presence of DME does not require further anti-VEGF re-injections.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 25%
Professor 1 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Other 1 13%
Unknown 1 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%
Computer Science 1 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 13%
Unknown 1 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2015.
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