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Intravitreal Injection of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) and Gas C3F8 for the Management of Large Submacular Hemorrhage

Evangelia Papavasileiou, S. Liazos, Timothy Jackson (London, UK) Advantages: To describe the safety and efficacy of intravitreal TPA and C3F8 for the management of extensive sub macular hemorrhages (SMH), associated with AMD related choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) or Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (IPCV). Methods: Consecutive case series of 7 patients, presenting with acute SMH from neovascular AMD (N = 5) and IPCV (N =...

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Epimacular Brachytherapy for Established Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Interim Results

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-2.flv Timothy L. Jackson, Pravin Dugel, Robert Petrarca, Jeff Nau for the MERITAGE study group (London, UK) Advantages: Radiation has the potential to eliminate the proliferating endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and inflammatory cells that cause vision loss in wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and may therefore produce a more durable therapeutic effect than...

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