Traction retinal detachment secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Contributor: Elizabeth Gauger, MD
Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA
44-year-old female with a 25 year history of poorly-controlled insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. She noticed a decrease in vision in the left eye over several months. This photo shows a tractional retinal detachment secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy. There are fibrovascular bands encircling the arcades that are fovea (macula) threatening. Please note the neovascularization of the disc (NVD) originating from the inferonasal edge of the optic disc.
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