[Nyctometric studies in argon laser coagulation in patients with diabetic retinopathy].Vestn Oftalmol. 1989 May-Jun; 105(3):30-2.VO
Forty-two patients (57 eyes) with diabetic retinopathy at various stages have been examined by nyctometry before and over the course of the follow-up period after argon laser coagulation of the retina. The findings evidence a marked reduction of the adaptation ability of the central retinal area even in high vision acuity in the patients with diabetic retinopathy vs. normal subjects. A stable rise of the nyctometric parameters has been observed after argon laser coagulation; these parameters characterize the function of the pigmented epithelium and of the retinal cone, and these data may be considered as an evidence of the improved trophics of these tissues, resultant from such therapy.