In (proliferative/non-proliferative) diabetic retinopathy, damaged capillaries lead to intraretinal hemorrhages, as opposed to preretinal or intravitreous hemorrhage, which occur later in the progression.
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A 52-year-old man with a long-term history of type 2 diabetes comes to the clinic because of progressive vision loss. Fundoscopic examination shows retinal damage due to chronic periods of hyperglycemia. It is noted that he has proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Which of the following is the best treatment option for this patient?