Retina specialists examine evolving role of laser therapy in DME treatment

Laser photocoagulation has long been a mainstay in the treatment of diabetic macular edema associated with diabetic retinopathy, but some retina specialists believe adjunctive use of laser may increase durability of commonly used anti-VEGF agents.Before anti-VEGFs became the go-to treatment for DME, laser therapy was the norm, according to David M. Brown, MD, FACS.

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