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. 1995 Nov;120(5):673-5.
doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)72218-4.

Rapidly Progressive Optic Disk Neovascularization After Diabetic Papillopathy

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Rapidly Progressive Optic Disk Neovascularization After Diabetic Papillopathy

A C Ho et al. Am J Ophthalmol. .

Abstract

Purpose: To determine if diabetic papillopathy may be associated with optic disk neovascularization and visual loss.

Methods: We examined two young adults with bilateral diabetic papillopathy who had permanent loss of vision associated with rapidly progressive posterior segment neovascularization.

Results: Within three months both patients developed florid optic disk neovascularization. This neovascularization was slow to regress despite full panretinal photocoagulation. One patient developed a macular tractional retinal detachment.

Conclusions: Diabetic papillopathy may be associated with rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy and, in particular, optic disk neovascularization. Patients should be monitored for this possibility.

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