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Biomarkers and Predictors for Functional and Anatomic Outcomes for Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Peeling of the Internal Limiting Membrane in Naïve Diabetic Macular Edema. The VITAL Study

ABSTRACT Aim: To evaluate the role of small gauge PPV as a first line treatment for naïve DME with a follow-up of 24 months and to investigate biomarkers and predictive factors for visual and anatomical outcome. Patients & Method: One hundred and twenty eyes, from 120 patients with a mean age of 67.0±14.9 years, were evaluated. Results: The mean baseline BCVA was 0.66 ± 0.14 logMAR, improved to 0.52 ± 0.21 logMAR after 12...

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The PHP-II (Automated Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter) for Detection of CNV in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Ruth Axer Siegel, MD (Petah Tikva, Israel), Irit Rosenblat, MD (Petah-tikva, Isreal), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel),* Ludmila Shani, MD (Beer-sheva, Isreal), Adiel Barak, MD (Tel-aviv, Isreal), Tova Lifshitz, MD (Beer-sheva, Isreal), Marina Shneck, MD (Beersheva, Isreal), Amira Springer, MD (Rehovot, Isreal), Ayala Pollack, MD (Rehovot, Israel), Michaela Goldstein, MD (Tel-aviv, Isreal), Joseph Ferentz, MD (Kfar-saba,...

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Early Vitrectomy for Acute Endophthalmitis Following Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection

Adiel Barak, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel) PURPOSE: Infectious endophthalmitis following intravitreal triamcinolone injections (IVTA) can result in severe loss of vision when treated in a fashion similar to the endophthalmitis vitrectomy Study recommendations. We want to report outcomes of six eyes who developed acute postoperative endophthalmitis following IVTA and were treated with early vitrectomy and...

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Delayed Onset Outbreak of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome

Adiel Barak, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel) PURPOSE: To report an episode of toxic anterior chamber syndrome that occured 8 days after uneventful cataract extraction and IOL implantation. METHODS: Retrospective study evaluated an episode of 7 cases of postoperative inflammation that occurred 8 days after cataract extraction with placement of the posterior chamber IOL. RESULTS: Eight patients (out of 13...

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Combined Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Two Phase III Studies of Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Combined-Efficacy-of-Intravitreal-Ranibizumab-in-Two-Phase-III-Studies-of-Choroidal-Neovascularization-Secondary-to-Age-related-Macular-Degeneration.swf Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel),* MARINA and ANCHOR Study Group PURPOSE: Is Ranibizumab effective in the treatmentof CNV secondary to AMD? METHODS: Ranibizumab has been tested in two Phase III,randomized, multicenter, double-masked, controlled...

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