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The Retina Channel Podcast

The Retina Channel is an ophthalmology journal club discussing new scientific articles focused on retina. The target audience are eye care professionals who are interested in the most recent advances in retina.

“Our mission is to facilitate transmission of knowledge from researchers to their target audience.

Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Noemi Lois from Queens University in Belfast, UK discusses results of the DIAMONDS study, which was a prospective trial that looked into the effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness of subthreshold micropulse laser (SML), compared with standard laser (SL), for diabetic macular edema (DME) with central retinal thickness (CRT) < 400 um.

Referenced article:

Lois N, Campbell C, Waugh N, Azuara-Blanco A, Maredza M, Mistry H, McAuley D, Acharya N, Aslam TM, Bailey C, Chong V, Downey L, Eleftheriadis H, Fatum S, George S, Ghanchi F, Groppe M, Hamilton R, Menon G, Saad A, Sivaprasad S, Shiew M, Steel DH, Talks JS, Doherty P, McDowell C, Clarke M; DIAMONDS Study Group. Diabetic Macular Edema and Diode Subthreshold Micropulse Laser: A Randomized Double-Masked Noninferiority Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2023 Jan;130(1):14-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2022.08.012. Epub 2022 Aug 13. PMID: 35973593.