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Significance of PPV with ICG-Assisted ILM Peeling of Idiopathic Macular Holes Stage 4 with Poor Visual Acuity

Introduction: To compare the results of surgery for idiopathic macular hole stage 4 and reduced baseline visual acuity with natural outcome without surgery. Methods: Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative study of consecutive case series with 19 eyes with idiopathic macular holes stage 4 and baseline visual acuity ≤0.2 (6/30) who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with ICG-stained ILM peeling to compare anatomical and visual outcome...

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Multifocal Electroretinographic Long-term Follow-up in 12 Cases of Minimally Classic or Occult SRNV in ARMD Treated with Pegaptanib Sodium (Macugen)

Andreas Lipski, MD (Essen, Germany), Norbert Bornfeld (Essen, Germany), Mete Gök, Dr. (Essen, Germany), Bernhard Jurklies, Priv.-Doz. Dr. (Essen, Germany) PURPOSE: Electrophysiological and clinical follow-up of central retinal function in patients with minimally classic or occult SRNV in wet ARMD undergoing intravitreal therapy with Pegaptanib-Natrium (Macugen). METHODS: Eight patients with minimally classic and five patients with occult...

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