Egyptian Retina Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 36--40

Changes in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after panretinal photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy


Ehab Ismail Wasfi1, Kamel Abd El-Naser Soliman1, Rania Mohammed Mohammed2, Ali Natag Ryad1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Assiut Ophthalmology Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rania Mohammed Mohammed
31- Kolta - Mohammed Ali Makarem Street
Egypt

Context: Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) is the gold standard treatment for high risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Aim: The evaluation of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness changes in eyes undergoing PRP by optical coherence tomography. Materials and Methods: RNFL thickness was measured before PRP, then after PRP by 1, 3, and 6 months, respectively. Results: Mean peripapillary RNFL thickness increased significantly 1 month after P (P = 0.001), then showed insignificant decrease at 3 months' post-PRP (P = 0.1), then it showed significant decrease at 6 months (P = 0.0001) compared to baseline. Conclusions: PRP should be used with a great caution with least number of shots to avoid excessive damage to inner retinal layers.


How to cite this article:
Wasfi EI, Soliman KA, Mohammed RM, Ryad AN. Changes in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after panretinal photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy.Egypt Retina J 2020;7:36-40


How to cite this URL:
Wasfi EI, Soliman KA, Mohammed RM, Ryad AN. Changes in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after panretinal photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy. Egypt Retina J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];7:36-40
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