Who is the sponsor?
California Retina Research Foundation

Who are the patients?
Participants with macular edema (swelling of the central part of the retina) associated with background diabetic retinopathy(BDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy(PDR) who are 18 years of age or older and are willing to provide consent may be eligible for the Micropulse Study. The participating doctor will evaluate the patient to determine his/her eligibility into the study in accordance with the Study Eligibility and Exclusion Criteria.

How long are the eligible patients enrollment?
18 Months

When did participation agreement start at our site?
November of 2002

What is the enrollment goal for the sponsor?
15 patients

Is the enrollment still open?
No. This study is now closed

What is this study investigating?
To determine if the use of short(100 microsecond) bursts of energy will elicit the beneficial effects of photocoagulation and limit the damage to photoreceptors and other portions of the retina which are frequently damaged by conventional laser.
How is the treatment administered?
Micropulse laser.