Vol 1 No 1 (2018): Current Issue
Review Article

Review of Subthreshold Diode Micropulse Laser Treatment for Retinal Diseases

Juhn AT
Department of Ophthalmology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Shyu AP
Department of Ophthalmology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Benjamin J
Department of Ophthalmology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Zhang Y
Department of Ophthalmology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Published August 20, 2018
Keywords
  • Subthreshold diode micropulse laser,
  • Micro pulse laser,
  • Diabetic macular edema

Abstract

Subthreshold Diode Micropulse (SDM) laser is a relatively new treatment modality that confers very little to no anatomical risk to the retina. However, its efficacy is still being studied, and the scenario where SDM is most useful is still being elucidated. This paper reviews articles from 1997 to 2017 and reviews the settings, results, and outcomes of SDM in various clinical settings including diabetic macular edema, branch retinal vein occlusion, central serous Chorioretinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.