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A Head-to-Head Intraoperative Clinical Comparison of Flow Rates: Electric vs. Pneumatic 25-Gauge High-speed Vitreous Cutters

Tarek S. Hassan, MD (Royal Oak, MI),* Mandar Joshi, MD (Royal Oak, MI), Tamer Fahmy Eliwa, MD (Royal Oak, MI) PURPOSE:: To directly compare the intraoperative flow rates of the leading high-speed 25-gauge vitreous cutters – an electrically-driven vitreous cutter versus a pneumatically-driven vitreous cutter – simultaneously evaluated in the same patients undergoing vitrectomy for standard surgical indications. METHODS: Ten eyes...

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) as Salvage Treatment of Refractory Choroidal Neovascularization and Macular Edema from Retinal Vascular Disease

Michael M. Lai, MD, PhD (Royal Oak, MI), Tamer F. Eliwa, MD (Royal Oak, MI), Antonio Capone, MD (Royal Oak, MI), Tarek S. Hassan, MD (Royal Oak, MI), Kimberly A. Drenser, MD (Royal Oak, MI) PURPOSE: To evaluate the anatomic and visual outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema, and macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion unresponsive to...

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