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3 Bevacizumab vs 2 Triamcinolone Injections in Recent BRVO

Advantages: Repeated intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (IVB) are more efficacious than repeated intravitreal injections of triamcinolone (IVT) in the treatment of macular edema in acute branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO).

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3 Bevacizumab vs 2 Triamcinolone Injections in Recent CRVO

Advantages: Repeated intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (IVB) are more efficacious than repeated intravitreal injections of triamcinolone (IVT) in the treatment of macular edema in eyes with acute central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 110 eyes with recent onset (less than 12 weeks) CRVO were included. Participants were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: IVB group (56 eyes), patients...

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Scleral Buckling Technique Without Retinopexy for Phakic Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Alireza Ramezani, Morteza Enrezari, Parisa Ashtar-Nakhaie, Arman Moolazade, Mehdi Yaseri (Tehran, Iran) Advantages: Compared to the classic method of scleral buckling surgery with retinopexy (using intraoperative cryotherapy, indirect laser or diathermy, and postoperative laser photocoagulation), the method without retinopexy provides faster and easier surgery, less chance of intraoperative complications, and no expense or trouble from...

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Comparison of Visual and Anatomical Outcomes of 4 Surgical Techniques in the Management of Pseudophakic and Aphakic Retinal Detachment

Siamak Moradian, Hamid Ahmadieh, Hooshang Faghihi, Alireza Ramezani, Morteza Entezari, Tooka Banaei, Ebadollah Heidari, Hasan Behboodi, Amir Hossein Mahmoodi, Mehdi Yasseri (Tehran, Iran) Advantages: To compare the visual and anatomical outcomes and complications of 4 surgical techniques in the management of pseudopkakic and aphakic retinal detachment (PARD). Methods: In a multicenter clinical trial, 204 eyes with PARD and PVR grade B or...

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Vitrectomy, A Preferable Method for Colobomatous Retinal Detachment Repair, Leads to Acceptable Anatomic Rather than Functional Outcomes

Alireza Ramezani, Mohammad H Dehghan, Ahmad Rostami, Hamid Ahmadieh, Morteza Entezari, Masoud Soheilian, Mohsen Azarmina, Siamak Moradian, Mehdi Yaseri (Tehran, Iran) Advantages: In the management of rhegmatogeneous retinal detachment (RD) accompanying chorioretinal coloboma, difficulty in locating the retinal breaks, their posterior location, and inability to create adequate chorioretinal adhesions around the coloboma by cryo or laser,...

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Three-Intravitreal Bevacizumab vs Two-Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injections in Retinal Vein Occlusion

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Branch-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion-Central-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion.flv Alireza Ramezani, Morteza Entezari, Siamak Moradian, Hamed Esfandiari, Babak Dehsarvi, Masoud Soheilian, Hamid Ahmadieh, Mehdi Yaseri (Tehran, Iran) Advantages: Repeated intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (IVB) are more effective than repeated intravitreal injections of triamcinolone (IVT) in acute retinal vein occlusion...

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Resolution of Severe Macular Edema in Coat’s Disease with Intravitreal Bevacizumab

Morteza Entezari, Alireza Ramezani, Ladan Safavizadeh, Nader Bassirnia (Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) Advantages: To report a successful treatment of a severe exudative maculapathy in a 13-year-old boy with Coat’s disease by three intravitreal bevacizumab injections. Conventionally, laser photocoagulation and cryotherapy have been used for treatment of Coat’s disease;...

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A Technique for Intraoperative Examination of Sclerotomy-Related Retinal Breaks

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/A-Technique-for-Intraoperative-Examination-of-Sclerotomy-Related-Retinal-Breaks.flv Alireza Ramezani, Morteza Entezari (Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) Advantages: To introduce an easy and comfortable way of checking the peripheral retina posterior to the site of sclerotomy in phakic eyes at the end of the vitrectomy. Compared to the suggested...

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Cryotherapy of Sclerotomy Sites May Increase the Risk of Late Post-Vitrectomy Diabetic Hemorrhage

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Cryotherapy-of-Sclerotomy-Sites-May-Increase-the-Risk-of-Late-Post-Vitrectomy-Diabetic-Hemorrhage.flv Morteza Entezari, Alireza Ramezani, Hamid Ahmadieh, Pejman Bakhtiari, Mehdi Yaseri (Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) Advantages: To present the disadvantages of cryotherapy of sclerotomy sites in prevention of late (after 4 weeks)...

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Combined Intravitreal Bevacizumab and Triamcinolone Acetonide for the Treatment of Acute Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Combined-Intravitreal-Bevacizumab-and-Triamcinolone-Acetonide-for-the-Treatment-of-Acute-Non-Arteritic-Anterior-Ischemic-Optic%20Neuropathy.flv Morteza Entezari, Alireza Ramezani, Hassan Ghassemi, Alireza Naderi Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Purpose: To report the effect of combined intravitreal bevacizumab and triamcinolone acetonide...

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A Case of Oguchi Disease Associated with Diabetes Mellitus

S. Morteza Entezari, MD (Tehran, Iran), Alireza Ramezani, MD (Tehran, Iran), Hamid Reza Ghamari, MD (Tehran, Iran) PURPOSE: To report an Iranian patient with diagnosis of Oguchi disease associated with Diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A 50 year old woman with history of Diabetes mellitus was referred. She complained from mild blurred vision and night blindness. She was evaluated by complete eye examination, precise funduscopy, fluorescein...

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Acute Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Alireza Ramezani, MD (Tehran, Iran), S. Morteza Entezari (Tehran, Iran), Siamak Moradian, MD (Tehran, Iran), Homa Tabatabaei, MD (Tehran, Iran), Shohreh Kadkhodaei, MD (Tehran, Iran) PURPOSE: Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is the most common vascular event in the eye after diabetic retinopathy. This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVT) in acute...

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High Dose Intravenous Methylprednisolone in Recent Traumatic Optic Neuropathy; A Randomized Double-masked Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

S. Morteza Entezari, MD (Tehran, Iran), Zhaleh Rajavi, MD (Tehran, Iran), Neda Sedighi, MD (Tehran, Iran), Narssis Daftarian, MD (Tehran, Iran) PURPOSE: To compare the effect of high dose intravenous corticosteroid therapy with placebo in the treatment of recent traumatic optic neuropathy (TON). METHODS: In a double masked- placebo controlled clinical trial 31 eyes of 31 patients were randomly assigned to two groups. The patients with...

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema; a Randomized Clinical Trial

Mohamad H. Dehghan, MD, Hamid Ahmadieh, MD, Ali R. Ramezani, MD, Morteza Entezari, MD, Arash Anissian, MD, Mohammad R. Mohebbi, PhD, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran Purpose: To evaluate the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (ITA) on clinical, angiographic, and optical coherence tomographic features in refractory diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: In a double-masked...

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Posterior Subtenon Triamcinolone Injection for Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema; a Randomized Clinical Trial

Morteza Entezari, MD, Hamid Ahmadieh, MD, Mohammad H. Dehghan, MD, Ali R. Ramezani MD, Nader Bassirnia, MD, Arash Anissian, MD, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Purpose: To evaluate the effects of posterior subtenon triamcinolone (TA) injection on clinical, angiographic and optical coherence tomographic features in refractory diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: In a double masked,...

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