Int Ophthalmol (2018) 38:907–908 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0542-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Fulminant proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the non-photocoagulated eye following acute renal failure Wei Kiong Ngo Colin S. Tan Received: 27 January 2017 / Accepted: 17 April 2017 / Published online: 21 April 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 Dear Editor, prior photocoagulation. Were there areas of non- perfusion which were picked up during routine follow- We read with interest the paper by Jang et al.  up during the preceding 8 years, for which targeted describing a case of rapidly progressive proliferative photocoagulation was performed to prevent diabetic retinopathy following the onset of acute renal neovascularization? failure. This gives us a timely reminder that it is Conventional ﬂuorescein angiography typically important to consider the effects of systemic compli- images up to 55 of the retina. With the advent of cations, such as renal function, and their impact on newer ultra-wide-ﬁeld angiography cameras, we are diabetic retinopathy. Microvascular complications of now able to cover up to 200 of the retina [2, 3]. diabetes include retinopathy and nephropathy; there- Studies conducted using ultra-wide-ﬁeld angiography fore, it is common for patients to suffer from both reveal signiﬁcant areas of non-perfusion in the complications
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