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Nanostructured Polymeric Systems for the Repair of Retinal Detachments

William J. Foster, MD, PhD (Houston, TX), Hyder A. Aliyar, PhD (St. Louis, MO), Paul D. Hamilton, (St. Louis, MO), Nathan Ravi, MD, PhD (St. Louis, MO) PURPOSE: We sought to create an artificial version of the formed, juvenile vitreous using newly developed polymeric sol-gel systems. This would avoid issues related to patient positioning and known toxicity of current materials as well as provide better treatment of inferior...

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Economic Analyses of Therapeutics for Macular Degeneration: A Crossnational Systematic Review

Amalia M. Issa, MPH, PhD (Houston, TX), L. Todd Weiss, MPH, MSPH (Houston, TX), William J. Foster, MD, PhD (Houston, TX) PURPOSE: Several options are currently available for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to AMD, and potential new drugs are in the pipeline. The study’s purpose was to systematically review economic analyses of AMD therapeutics. Such economic analyses will become increasingly valuable tools for...

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