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May 1976

Diabetic Retinopathy

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Miami, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(5):874. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030438024

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Abstract

This volume contains the contributions of 11 ophthalmologists vitally interested in the management of background and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In addition, there are pertinent epidemiologic correlations reported by Francis I. Caird, and Marvin Siperstein presents an approach to diagnosing diabetes mellitus clinically and with the use of muscle biopsy. All papers printed in this volume were presented in 1972 at a symposium sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.

The observations given by Matthew Davis concerning variations in the course of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (chapter 2) are the necessary foundation for proper perspective in evaluating the later chapters that deal with xenon arc photocoagulation and argon laser treatment in this form of the disease. The reader must continually bear in mind, while considering the technical information in chapters dealing with instrument dial settings and methods for treating surface and elevated vessel

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