Chapter 15. Future Advances in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

  1. Peter H. Scanlon MD, MRCOphth, DCH, FRCP Consultant Ophthalmologist Lecturer1,
  2. Charles P. Wilkinson MD Chairman Professor of Ophthalmology2,
  3. Stephen J. Aldington DMS, FBIPP Gloucestershire Education and Research Development Manager3 and
  4. David R. Matthews MA (Oxon), DPhil, BM, BCh, FRCP Professor Chairman4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch15

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

How to Cite

Scanlon, P. H., Wilkinson, C. P., Aldington, S. J. and Matthews, D. R. (2009) Future Advances in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy, in A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308174.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gloucestershire and Oxford Eye Units, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  3. 3

    Cheltenham, UK

  4. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170352

Online ISBN: 9781444308174



  • future advances in management of diabetic retinopathy;
  • modern and future medical therapies;
  • protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors;
  • use of intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors;
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) – imaging technique interpreting ‘time of flight’ and intensity of reflected optical waves;
  • retinal oximetry;
  • causal linkage between retinal ischaemia and ocular neovascularization;
  • influence of electronic medical records;
  • UK National Screening Programme for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modern and Future Medical Therapies

  • Technological Advances in Imaging

  • The Influence of Electronic Medical Records

  • Practice Point

  • References