Table 1

 Baseline characteristics*

Characteristics“Classic” treatment (n = 14)“Light” treatment (n = 15)p Value
*Data are given as number (%) of patients
Age (mean (SD))63.71 (6.53)63.40 (7.26)0.90
Sex
    Female (%)5 (36)5 (33)1
    Male (%)9 (64)10 (67)
Visual acuity
    Mean No (SD) of letters read (approximate Snellen equivalent)74.64 (9.79) (20/32)76.73 (5.80) (20/32)0.81
    >20/327 (50)6 (40)0.31
    20/32-20/404 (29)8 (53)
    <20/403 (21)1 (7)
History of hypertension
    Present8 (57)9 (60)0.88
    Not present6 (43)6 (40)
Systemic vascular disease
    Present1 (7)1 (7)1
    Not present13 (93)14 (93)
Type of diabetes
    10 (0)0 (0)
    214 (100)15 (100)
Duration of diabetes (SD) (years)9.36 (5.86)10.00 (5.79)0.77
Insulin treatment540.60
HbA1c (SD) (%)7.5 (1.4)7.7 (2.1)0.79
Mean deviation of central 10-2 test (SD) (dB)−3.23 (2.96)−3.51 (1.83)0.76
Foveal thickness on OCT (SD) (μm)360.36 (115)322.93 (96)0.54
Mean contrast sensitivity, No (SD) of letters31.71 (3.97)33.36 (2.24)0.98