Disappearance of diabetic macular hard exudates after hemodialysis introduction

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We report herein the disappearance of macular hard exudates after the introduction of hemodialysis in diabetic patients. A 62-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man with diabetes mellitus showed hard exudates in the macula of the left eyes. Both patients had previously undergone panretinal photocoagulation in both eyes. During the follow-up, hemodialysis was introduced for deteriorating chronic renal failure caused by diabetic nephropathy. Half a year later, macular hard exudates in the left eyes disappeared dramatically in both patients, but the visual acuity remained the same. No additional laser treatment was done during the observation period. Hemodialysis is considered to have accelerated the resolution of macular hard exudates in both patients. The deposition of macular hard exudates in diabetic patients is due in part to concurrent poor renal function. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hard exudates
  • Hemodialysis
  • Macular edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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